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Walnuts Remind Me of My Mother


  • Playwright

    Elizabeth Moynihan 

  • Setting

    The fictional Irish village of Spit; London & Paris.

  • Synopsis

    Rua is a teenage lesbian growing up in the claustrophobic surroundings of a small Irish town. Frustated and bored, she struggles with an unsatisfactory relationship with her wiowed mother and occasionally engages in self-harm. Rua eventually escapes to the bright lights of Paris and London and is quick to embrace the hedonistic delights of urban club culture. Memories of her distant mother, however, linger.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    04 May 2009

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Elizabeth Moynihan.

  • Producer

    In association with Focus Theatre

  • Original Venue

    The Cobalt Café and Gallery

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Staged in the Cobalt Café as part of the 2009 International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival.

Original Cast  
Blaise Bairbre Ní Chaoimh
Nancy Maria Tecce
Nurse Maria Tecce
Áine Gina Costigan
Rua Lorna Quinn
Production Team  
Director Noelle Browne
Designer Noelle Browne
Sound Cormac Figgis
Assistant Director Joanie Doyle
Photography Andrew O'Reilly
Poster Artwork Claire Regan

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Elizabeth Moynihan

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

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