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A Tall Tales Theatre Company and Solstice Arts Centre production in association with the Bush Theatre

On a seemingly ordinary evening an Irish family sit down to tea. The difference tonight is that Nial is home – back from prison having committed a dark crime many years earlier with some news to share and a conscience to clear.

Fast, witty and frighteningly real, Moment takes you on a journey through trauma wrapped up in tablecloths and teacake.

The UK premiere of an explosive new play from one of Ireland ’s most celebrated playwrights Deirdre Kinahan which examines how one terrible moment can change lives irrevocably.

Deirdre Kinahan is the Artistic Director of Tall Tales and is also one of Ireland’s most prolific new playwrights. Her plays include, Hue & Cry, Melody, Attaboy Mr Synge, Rum & Raisin, Summer Fruits, Knocknashee, Passage and Bé Carna. Moment premiered in November 2009 at Solstice Art Centre in Ireland.

Supported by Culture Ireland and Arts Council Ireland

This is a past event 25 Feb 2011 to 26 Mar 2011
Sound Designer
Costume Design


Maeve Fitzgerald

Maeve graduated with distinction from the Bachelor in Acting Studies at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity Centre in 2006.
Theatre includes: Dancing At Lughnasa, Hamlet, King Lear, The Merchant Of Venice, Macbeth and Othello (Second Age); Boss Grady’s Boys (Woodpecker Productions); Basin (ANU); After Miss Julie (Purple Heart); Walnuts Remind Me Of My Mother (Focus); There Are Little Kingdoms (Meridian); Pilgrims Of The Night (Rough Magic SEEDS3); Way To Heaven (Galloglass); A Tourist’s Guide To Terrorism (Edinburgh Fringe).
Theatre while training includes The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Loveplay, A Servant To Two Masters and The Company Of Wolves.

Television includes: An Crisis and Corp agus Anam (TG4).
Radio includes: The Games Room (RTE).

Maeve won Best Supporting Actress in the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2009 and Winner Best Female Performer Dublin Absolut Fringe 2009 for her performance in Basin (ANU). She was Nominated Best Actress Irish Times Theatre Awards 2009 for After Miss Julie (Purple Heart).

Deirdre Donnelly

Deirdre trained at the Brendan Smith Academy and The Abbey School of Acting.
Theatre includes: Bookworms, The Shadow of The Glen , Blood Wedding, Twelfth Night, The Well of The Saints, All My Sons, The Blue Macushla, Too Late For Logic, She Stoops To Folly, Drama At Innish, A Month In The Country, The Crucible, The Big House and An Ideal Husband (The Abbey Company); Jane Eyre, Death Of A Salesman, Les Liaisons Dangereuses , Private Lives, Blithe Spirit, As You Like It, Romeo And Juliet, Down Onto Blue, A Delicate Balance and A Dream Of Autumn,There came A gypsy Riding for Livin Dred.

Film and T.V. work includes: The Riordans , The Last Of Summer, The Hamster Wheel, The Body In Hume Street, Runway One, Criminal Conversation, Attracta The Fantasist, Connemara, Molloy, The Irish RM and six series of Ballykissangel. Deirdre’s most recent film role was in Cracks.

Deirdre has also been one of Irelands busiest voice-over artists for the past 25years.
She holds a First-Class M.A. in Modern Drama Studies from U.C.D and for her role in A Delicate Balance and A Dream Of Autumn she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, in the Irish Times Awards.

Kate Nic Chonaonaigh

Kate's theatre credits include: Dancing at Lughnasa (Second Age Theatre Co.); Macbeth and La Dispute (Abbey Theatre); Moment (Tall Tales); Love and Money (Hatch Theatre Co.); Caligula (CHRG); Top Girls (Galloglass); Phaedra’s Love (Loose Canon); Macbeth (Second Age); The Illusion (Project Arts Centre); Crave (Samuel Beckett Theatre).
Film and television credits include: Corp agus Anam, An Crisis, Rolla Saor, Alice in Wonderland, An Grá Faoi Ghlas, Tubberware and Ros na Rún.
Kate has a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies from Trinity College Dublin and an MA in Acting from the Drama Centre London.

Ronan Leahy

Theatre includes: Henry IV (Part II); Living Quarters, Observatory, At Swim Two Birds, The Passion of Jerome, By The Bog of Cats, the Doctors Dilemma, The Well of the Saints, Observe The Sons Of Ulster Marching Towards The Somme and Philadelphia Here I Come! (Abbey Theatre); Carshow (Corn Exchange); Wideboy Gospel (Bedrock); The Melon Farmer (Theatre Royal, Plymouth); Easter Dues (Bickerstaffe); The Flesh Addict (Pigsback); Romeo & Julieta (Theatro Potlach); Russian Tales (Meridian); White Woman Street (Meridian); Da (Abbey Theatre); Henry IV (Part I) (Peacock); The Chairs (Tinderbox); Pale Angels (Bedrock); Titus Andronicus (Project Arts Centre); Frozen (Cork Opera House); Pyrenees (Project Theatre); Festen (Gate Theatre); Gagarin Way (Island Theatre); La Marea, The Case of the Rose Tatoo (DTF); Roberto Zucco (Bedrock Productions).
TV and Film and television credits include: The Catalpa Rescue (CIS/RTE); The Ghost of Duffy’s Cut (RTE); Batman Begins (Warner Bros); Proof (RTE/Subotica); On Home Ground (RTE); Studs (Paul Mercier); Coolockland (RTE Short Cuts); The Snare (Cross Border Films); Amongst Women (BBC/RTE).
Ronan is currently appearing in the series regular role of Mr. Hogan in Roy for BBC/Jam Media on CBBC and BBC2TV

Aela Oflynn

Aela made her professional stage debut in the 2009 production of Moment.
She appears regularly on RTE Television and RTE Radio, and appears in this year’s Christmas Show, The Snowman (National Concert Hall). She has also performed in the St. Patrick’s Festival and a music video.

Will Joseph Irvine

Will graduated from Trinity College’s actor training programme in 2004.
Theatre includes; The Colleen Bawn (Irish national tour Project/Civic/Bedrock);Spokesong (Rough Magic); Anna Karenina (The Gate); Myrmidons (Ouroborus); The Waiting Room (Kabosh); Hamlet (Second Age); After the End (Prime Cut); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Making Strange); Love and Money (HATCH); Caligula (Dublin Theatre Festival).
His film and television work includes: The Alarms (Caboom); The Clinic
(RTE) and The Tudors (Showtime).

Radio includes: Gina Moxley’s Marrying Dad (RTE).

He has also consistently created work as a writer and deviser, most recently Connected (Nominated, Bewley’s Little Gem Award 2010) . Other work includes This Is Not A Drill (Nominated, Spirit of the Fringe 2009); Ways of Making You Talk (Nominated, Fishamble New Writing Award, 2007); and The Final Words of Thomas Russell (West Belfast Festival 2005), a one-man show he also performed in his home town of County Down.

He was joint winner of Kenneth Brannagh’s Renaissance Award in 2003.

Rebecca O’Mara

Rebecca trained at LAMDA.

Theatre includes: Danton's Death (National Theatre); The Yalta Game (Gate Theatre, Dublin); Far from the Madding Crowd (English Touring Theatre); The Deep Blue Sea (Theatre Royal Bath, Vaudeville); Salt Meets Wound (Theatre 503); 06/07/05 (Arcola).

TV includes: Doctors; The History of Mr Polly.

Karl Quin

Karl’s recent theatre credits include: Connected (Project Arts Centre); Plough and the Stars, Christ Deliver US! (The Abbey Theatre); The Ones who Kill Shooting Stars (Upstate); Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (Livin’ Dred); Anatomy of a Seagull [Nominated Best Supporting Actor Irish Times Theatre Awards] [Nominated Best Actor Absolut Fringe 2009] (Loose Canon); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Making Strange). Other Theatre credits include: All in the Timing [Nominated Best Actor Dublin Fringe 2008] (Inis Theatre Company); The Duty Master, St Joan(The Abbey Theatre); Everybody Loves Sylvia, Fewer Emergencies (Randolf S|D the Company); The Maids, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Macbeth [Winner of Best Production, Dublin Fringe 2001], Hedda Gabler, The Revengers Tragedy, Measure For Measure, The Duchess of Malfi, The Spanish Tragedy, Coriolanus, The White Devil(Loose Canon); Alone it Stands (Yew Tree); The Orpheus Project (Actors Touring Company, London) Macbeth (Second Age). Film and TV credits include: Fair City (RTE); Storylane (RTE); Mystic Knights of Tir na n’Og (Fox); Lip Service (Paul Mercier); The Hall (Little Productions; Dogged (Richard Walsh). As co-writer for Connected Karl received a nomination for Bewleys Little Gem Award 2010. Karl is an experienced voice-over artist and continuity announcer.


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