This theatre tour is presented in association with Wexford Arts Centre.

The Scourge (Michelle Dooley Mahon) relives visits to her mother Siobhan in a nursing home after she has been struck down by Alzheimer’s disease or what the scourge calls "death by a thousand cuts". Through her hilarious as well as moving memories we are introduced to personalities, history, and a nostalgic archive of an ordinary Irish small-town family forced to become extraordinary in their attempt to cope. The production shines a light on an illness that is rarely discussed in detail. This tour is supported by First Forthnight Festival, Arts Council and Wexford County Council. 13 +

To book tickets, please visit respective venue's website.

Thu 3 Jan - Sat 5 Jan, 8.15pm

The Civic Theatre, Dublin 24


Sat 12 Jan, 8pm

An Grianán, Donegal


Thu 17 Jan, 8pm

Theatre Royal, Waterford


Sat 19 Jan, 8pm

Visual Carlow, Carlow


The performance on the 3rd January in the Civic Theatre will be followed by a Q & A. Prof Desmond O’Neill a specialist in geriatric and stroke medicine based in Tallaght Hospital and regular national media contributer including regular contributions in The Irish Times will join The Scourge writer and performer Michelle Dooley Mahon and Michael Barker Caven, Artistic Director of The Civic for this talk.


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