Maz and Bricks
Runs until Friday 11th May
By: Fishamble: The New Play Company
Maz and Bricks tells the story of two young people who meet over the course of a day in Dublin. Maz is attending a ‘Repeal the 8th’ demonstration, while Bricks is going to meet the mother of his young daughter. As the day unfolds, the two become unlikely friends, changing each other in ways they never thought possible.
Fishamble presented the world premiere production of Maz and Bricks at Project Arts Centre, Dublin in April-May 2017, followed by a transfer to Belltable, Limerick.
‘Marvellous theatre… as beautiful a piece of insight and writing as I’ve seen in a very long time… extraordinary… Stephen Jones [is] exquisite… Jim Culleton directs with magical invisibility in a sparely perfect set by Maree Kearns… almost perfect and unmissable piece of deeply moving drama’ Sunday Independent
‘[O’Connor’s] original voice and theatrical perspective… an admirably unshowy production… inspired… an important, timely play but, crucially, it is also a really enjoyable one’ Sunday Business Post
‘particularly timely… excruciatingly funny… powerful’ Irish Independent
‘Maree Kearns’ set… like the relationship, is nicely tiered and staggered, handsomely reshaped by Sinéad McKenna’s lights… [O’Connor’s] characters possess both rhyme and reason.’ Irish Times
‘a provocative comedy… a compelling story… spins our imagination… shines with stellar authenticity… immaculate comic timing… funny, sharp script’ Sunday Times
Fishamble is an Olivier Award-winning, internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work. In 2018 Fishamble celebrates 30 years of new plays in Ireland through its many productions and extensive development programme.
Written by Eva O’Connor
Directed by Jim Culleton
Cast: Eva O’Connor & Stephen Jones
Set Design by Maree Kearns
Lighting Design by Sinead McKenna
Sound Design by Carl Kennedy
Produced by Eva Scanlan