16 – 21 May

Afloat

Directed by Anna Simpson

Written by Eva O’Connor and Hildegard Ryan

Cast: Annettte O’Shea, Eva O’Connor, Michael David McKernan.

In Afloat, the climate apocalypse has hit. Dublin’s completely underwater. Best friends Bláthnaid and Debs are the sole survivors, living on the top floor of Liberty Hall. With only seagulls for company, they spend their days sheltering from the storms and reminiscing over the last days of Dublin. Debs looks to the future, but Bláthnaid is tormented by guilt. Why were they blind to the wave that was coming? And can they salvage a future from the wreckage?

Afloat is compelling and thought provoking exploration of loss, sisterhood, and climate anxiety.

“An entertaining and enlightening new play… forces the audience to consider, in very concrete terms, their own role and responsibility in the future of the planet.”
★★★★ – Irish Times

“A cracking, highly enjoyable but occasionally chilling production” British Theatre Guide.

The Stage ★★★★

Broadway World ★★★★

Reviews Hub ★★★★

Date: 18 – 20 May 2022
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Belltable