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Sweet About Me

A play about addiction.


  • Playwright

    Jacinta Sheerin 

  • Notes

    Originally developed as part of Druid's FUEL programme.

  • Synopsis

    Sweet About Me follows 18-year-old Bernadette as she struggles with an eating disorder, a volatile relationship with a controlling mother and a body image to die for. As she spirals through an addiction treatment centre, Bernadette encounters all manner of characters, battling with their own demons, who will test, enrage and push her to her limits. It will take a lot of shouting for her to realise that she has a voice of her own. For Bernie, on the other side of rage is hope. And laughter. Through kindred spirits, who become great friends, she'll come to realise that she is not alone and that a problem shared is a problem halved.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Could also be performed by 7 female and 4 male actors.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    06 March 2019

  • Producer

  • Original Venue


Original Cast  
Bernie Fagan Jacinta Sheerin
Production Team  
Director Veronica Coburn
Dramaturg Veronica Coburn
Lighting Designer Mark Galione
Sound Designer Carl Kennedy
Producer Monica Spencer
Stage Manager Marella Boschi
Publicity Christine Monk
Graphic Design Edel Butler
Photographer Beta Bajgart
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Jacinta Sheerin

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

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