Essie's lost her job. Not her fault, she just - never mind.
Her girlfriend’s left. But she's alright.
She’s fine. Except lately she feels more like a chair than a person. One of those collapsible chairs. Solid one minute. And then.
Written by one of Ireland’s most exciting new playwrights, Collapsible is a funny and furious monologue about navigating a world that cares so much about you keeping it together, it doesn’t notice you falling apart.
Margaret Perry is one of Ireland's most exciting young writers. Her first play, Porcelain, was produced by the Abbey (Ireland's National Theatre) in 2018. She is currently under commission at the Bush and the Yard. Collapsible was developed with the generous support of an MGC Futures Bursary.
Thomas Martin is the director of the award-winning, internationally touring monologue Ross & Rachel, as well as If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You, which played at Vault Festival 2018.
Ellie Keel produces new plays both independently and on behalf of organisations including The North Wall, The Big House, Heretic Productions, and Forward Arena. With Heretic Productions she co-founded and produces Heretic Voices, a national competition and festival of new plays in monologue form. Her work in London includes Callisto: a queer epic (Edinburgh Fringe/Arcola), Home Chat by Noël Coward (Finborough) and Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway (Arcola).
Director: Thomas Martin
Producer: Ellie Keel
Performer: Breffni Holahan
Designer: Alison Neighbour
Lighting Designer: Alex Fernandes
Stage Manager: Lucy Morris
Praise for Porcelain:
The Independent: “the ambition and vision of the best Irish writers... a debut full of promise”
Trinity News: “an understated triumph”
Sunday Business Post: “the arrival of an exciting new female voice”