Saturday / Dé Sathairn
Nursey, by Aoife Martyn, is a hysterical and heartfelt comedy about an overzealous young nurse from the West of Ireland who leaves her remote Mayo home to heal the sick and destitute of 1970s Dublin.
Led by the spirit of Florence Nightingale, Nursey considers herself to be the best nurse in Ireland. Despite her many mishaps, this enthusiastic caregiver wants to be promoted up from the stroke ward immediately. She’ll do anything that her vocation demands. Performed on Sinead Purcell’s striking set to the backdrop of beautiful, original music by composer Shell Dooley – this hilarious, multifaceted play puts the duality of the nursing profession under the microscope in all its catastrophic and uplifting glory.
DIRECTED BY: Clare Maguire
PRODUCED BY: Ali Fox
SET DESIGNER: Sinead Purcell
LX: Eoin Lennon
COMPOSER: Shell Dooley
VIDEOGRAPHY/IMAGERY: Sadhbh McLoughlin
NURSEY was developed @ Scene + Heard Festival 2020 and later with Fringe Lab 50 and The Abbey Theatre’s ‘Engine Room’ initiative.