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Updated: July 29th, 2019


Written & Performed by Joanne Ryan 

Directed by Veronica Coburn

Belltable | Friday, Nov 29th | 12pm & 8pm | €18/€16

12pm show: Parent Friendly Performance *See below for information on this performance. Please contact box office if you wish to book with your baby so that we can allocate extra space for you.

Joanne Ryan’s acclaimed, multi award-winning show is a funny, tender and moving exploration of reproduction in 21st-Century Ireland. Looking down the barrel of her final fertile years, one modern Irish woman goes on a comical quest to uncover the ifs, hows and crucially the whys of reproducing her genes.

Mixing animation with stand-up, monologue and hilarious recorded interjections from her mother, Eggsistentialism takes a light-hearted but unflinching look at one of life’s most compelling dilemmas: should making a life for oneself involve making another?

Winner of a Lustrum Award, The Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award, Sydney Fringe’s Critics’ Pick Award, Best Storytelling Bouquet at Edinburgh Festival and nominated for Best Performance at Melbourne Fringe.

“Close to a masterpiece; intelligent, thoughtful, wry, funny and above all loving.” The Sunday Independent

Funded by The Strollers Touring Network Award.

Supported by Limerick Culture and Arts Department, Limerick City and County Council.

Broadway Baby ★ ★ ★ ★ “A truly heartbreaking performance by a woman who refuses to let others make her choice for her.”
The Voice ★ ★ ★ ★ “Ryan’s acting was impeccable she left the stage with pieces of herself littering it. This
show is crucial.”
The Scotsman ★ ★ ★ ★ “Important…relatable…elevates a thoughtful personal piece into something more universally political.”
Parent Friendly Performance: As part of the tour of EGGSISTENTIALISM Joanne Ryan is offering a parent friendly matinee performance at noon.  A parent-friendly performance is for everyone but it is also permissible for babes-in-arms to be brought into the auditoriums so is specifically aimed at parents/carers and their babies.
In order for the Parent Friendly performance to be a positive experience for everyone, Belltable will provide a designated safe area for storing buggies and travel systems, coats and bags. We will  have staff on site to assist with buggy storage, bottle warming, and any other assistance the parent, guardian or child may require.

• Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
• No exchanges or refunds.
• Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call our box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
• No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
• On street parking.

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