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May Day
Drama + New Writing + Sight Unseen

May Day

New Irish writing about the lives of two women in the lead up to the 2018 Repeal the Eighth Referendum in Ireland

This show is part of Sight Unseen, a season curated by Isabel Adomakoh Young for The Takeover.

Explore the full season & find out more here!


"This is the only time in the history of the State that you’re allowed act like a mad, angry woman & get away with it"


May 1st, 2018. Dublin.

Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor’s fame is at an all time high & in less than four weeks, the Republic of Ireland will host a public vote referendum on abortion rights.

The Repeal the Eighth campaign fought for the rights to safe, legal access to abortion in Ireland. During this time, McGregor became a new icon for Irishness, a type of working-class hero – he had immense marketing power & influence. Many found his influence difficult to reconcile - while admirable as an athlete, uncertainty hung over his ethics, behaviour & influence on young men. Violent incidents occurred outside of the ring & McGregor faced charges in relation to assaults & driving offences.

Ciara & Julie are long time friends struggling to connect amidst the turbulence of this time. They may be on the same side politically but they can’t seem to agree on the best way through a difficult month.


Cast | Paige Leavy & Eimear Griffin

Writer | Holly Furey
Director | Franziska Detrez
Artistic Director | Oliver Hayes
Lighting & Sound Designer | Kevin Murphy
Producer | Mary Kilduff
Photography | Banu Esen

Ticket Price

£10 - £17.50


11 - 15 Apr


King's Head Theatre



Duration | 60 mins approx.
Content Warning | References to violence.
Age | 12+

Part of the Sight Unseen season ticket offer!*

  • Book x2 shows, get 10% off.
  • Book x3 or more shows, get 20% off.

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