A Little Life (2017)
Tron Theatre Company Rehearsed Reading, programmed as part of Mayfesto
24th May 2017
Written and Directed by Martin O’Connor
Performed by Kirstin McLean, Harry Ward, Louise McCarthy, Michele Gallagher, Rosalind Sydney and Deirdre Murray
Like I said a slow beautiful nightmare and that’s what it is: the emphasis on beautiful. ‘Cause we’re having a fantastic time but we know it’s going to end. We just don’t know how and when. But I think it’s something that could be beautiful.
In 2016 Martin was Writer in Residence with The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland, and collected conversations with families and staff about their experiences of caring for children with life limiting conditions. Taken from these conversations, A Little Life explores the everyday language of what is unsaid, and what is hard to say.
More info on Martin's residency with CHAS here.