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The GAFF and Moyross Community Drama (MCD) collaborate for their fourth presentation of new dramatic writing in BINGO! Written by Carrie Barrett, initially as a short monologue for FIVE Houses in 2016, and further developed through The Abbey Theatre’s 5 X 5, community theatre development programme, BINGO! now makes it premiere in the Belltable and Friars’ Gate theatres during November and December 2018.

Inspired by the survivors of domestic abuse, Barrett’s original monologue was written from the perspective of a woman trying to leave a violent relationship.  Her work in Adapt Domestic Abuse Services in Limerick, positions Barrett to write with distinctive insight into the lives of women, from a range of cultural backgrounds, who are living with domestic violence. Following the first public presentation of her writing in FIVE Houses, Carrie was invited to perform the piece again and give a talk to students of the Applied Theatre Studies course in Mary Immaculate College. With Leeanne O’Donnell, she performed a number of extracts from the play at the Liverpool Irish Festival in 2018.  

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