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Remember to Breathe


  • Playwright

    Orla Murphy 

  • Synopsis

    In post-earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand, recent emigrant Maeve is learning to swim egged on by self-professed ‘swimming messiah’ Doreen. As she battles the water, her own fears, and the pull of an unresolved dilemma with her much-loved father back home, Maeve fights to re-make her life.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast also included 5 members of a chorus.


  • Date of First Production

    09 September 2015

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Orla Murphy as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe 2015.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Smock Alley Theatre

  • Venue Notes

    Performed in the Boys School space.

Original Cast  
Maeve Liz Fitzgibbon
Johnny Raymond Keane
Doreen Geraldine McAlinden
Swimmers (V.O.) Ria Keenan
Newsreader (V.O.) Seamus Martin
Billy McGrath (V.O.) Moe Dunford
Chorus Jennifer Aust
Chorus Shamim De BrĂșn
Chorus Des Eastwood
Chorus Madi O'Carroll
Chorus Caoimhe O'Reilly
Production Team  
Director Orla Murphy
Set Designer Kate Larkin
Lighting and Set Designer Eoin Lennon
Sound Designer Chris Maynard
Sound Designer Enda Roche
Assistant Producer Melissa Nolan
Stage Manager Danu UaConaill Neville
Assistant Stage Manager Jennifer Aust
Set & Costume Designer Ana Novacic
Graphic Design Ste Murray
Cover Photo Patrick Redmond
PR Manager Yvonne Ussher
Accent Coach Ria Keenan
Marketing Assistant Kate Larkin
PR/Marketing Assistant Ciara Corrigan
PR/Marketing Assistant Julie Lockey
Digital Media Marketing Not available
AV Technician Chris Maynard


  • Contact

    Orla Murphy

  • Address

    63 St. Mary's Rd North
    East Wall
    Dublin 3
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)868131260

  • Email


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Orla Murphy

  • Address

    63 St. Mary's Rd North
    East Wall
    Dublin 3
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)868131260

  • Email


The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.