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Theatre: Cosy by Kaite O’Reilly at Cork Midsummer Festival (Captioned Performances)

18 - 22 Jun 2019 (Past)

Firkin Crane, John Redmond Street, Shandon, Cork

Kaite O’Reilly’s darkly comic play combines an unflinching examination of our attitudes to youth, ageing, and death in an often hilarious and moving encounter between three generations of women.

“It’s like I’ve disappeared. I walk down the road and throw no shadow.”

“That’s what getting older does for you.”

Rose wants an exit plan that is bold and invigorating, but her three warring daughters have other ideas. We all have to die, but what makes a good death? Everyone seems to have an opinion: Rose’s daughters, her precocious granddaughter and even the strange Welsh woman taking refuge in the garden.

Crawford Art Gallery (lecture theatre), 20th June at 5.30pm
Join playwright Kaite O’Reilly and director Phillip Zarrilli of Gaitkrash Theatre’s Cosy, receiving its Irish premiere as part of Cork Midsummer Festival 2019, as they discuss our attitudes to end-of-life scenarios with Seamus O’Mahony, writer of the award-winning book The Way We Die Now. Has our society lost the ability to deal with death? Join the conversation as the three guests reflect on their work and the last great taboo: dying.
Tickets and how to book on the festival website.

To ensure all performances are fully accessible for Deaf audience members, easy to read surtitles are projected on the back wall of the set – colour coded for each specific character.

Suitable for ages 12+
Tickets: Regular Price €18, Concession €15
Duration: 2 hours (including an interval)

Supported by an Arts Council Project Award, CIT Arts Office, UCC Department of Theatre, CIT Cork School of Music, Civic Trust House, Suisha Inclusive Arts, and The Guesthouse.

Commissioned by Unlimited with funding from Arts Council Wales. Unlimited… is a commissioning programme, celebrating the work of disabled artists. Delivered by Shape Arts and Artsadmin and funded by Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, British Council and Spirit of 2012.


British Council
Cork Midsummer Festival
Kaite O'Reilly
Shape Arts
Spirit of 2012