Other work: Theatre and journalism

WORLD THEATRE DAY 2020

#irishtheatreday #worldtheatreday 2020

A recent interview on my relationship to theatre was featured here in Aboutface Theatre Company’s #theatremakeslifebetter blog post for World Theatre Day, 27th March 2020 : http://aboutfaceireland.com/lindsay-sedgwick/

(AboutFACE is Theatre Company in Residence 2020 at The Civic)

MY PLAYS

My plays have been produced across the UK and Ireland, from to Derry, Dublin to London and over to Galway, the Aran Islands and Westport from 1985. To date, there have been 14  productions, including Fried Eggs (which I directed and produced) in August 2015. Her new one-woman play, Benjamin is currently seeking a producer. Two of my one woman plays, Salt on Our Skin and Fried Eggs are available online as e-books.

Recent productions:

All Thumbs. International Bar Theatre. Theatre (29 Feb – 12 March 2016) Starring Julie Lockey

Fried Eggs: Theatre Upstairs (11-22 Aug, 2015), Town Hall Theatre (14-17 June 2016), Aras Eanna Arts Centre, Inis Oirr (18 June 2016), Westport (1-2 Oct 2016), Union Theatre, Southwark, London (April 2017).

By Mr Farquhar: Waterside Theatre, Derry (Sept 2013)

Salt on Our Skin: Smock Alley, The Boy’s School (Feb 2013)

Feedback includes:

  1. “As a piece of writing, as a piece of theatre it is absolutely wonderful.” (Fried Eggs, Aug 2015)
  2. “An extremely clever piece of writing… stunning, seductive, sensuous…I felt the hairs stand up on the back of my neck…” (By Mr Farquhar, Waterside Theatre, Derry. Sept 2014)
  3. “Absolutely brilliant…. Gut wrenching… exciting, beautiful new piece of writing… I found myself smiling aloud… such a moving piece…. superbly-crafted…”(Salt on Our Skin, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. Jan/Feb 2013)
  4. “Brilliantly written play…Fascinating… language which is rich and full of powerful imagery”; “Magnetic…a masterpiece of unusual, highly dramatic yet entertaining theatre that will live long in our memories.” “A terrifying piece of theatre which deserves to be done again and again.”             – (Fur Doesn’t Hurt, Cork and South-west tour,.1997),
  5. “Gripping psychological drama… a startlingly good piece of writing.”(Sunday Independent. Trade me A Dream, Focus Theatre, Dublin 1997).

THE BOOKS

Not long after Fried Eggs was performed by the amazing Karen Connell, I put it up on Amazon as an e-book. You can see it here.

The play touched nerves and blew people away, in no small part because of karen’s performance. It was my first time directing in more than 20 years – an amazing experience, that feels like yesterday.

I also got married two weeks after the first run ended! The outstanding comedic actress, Julie Browne helped with the production of Fried Eggs, helped me find my bridesmaid’s dresses and then went on to perform my next play All Thumbs. She reduced people to tears of laughter.

I have been so lucky in the actors who have interpreted my words on stage! Thinking of you all now, in these strange times. Maybe we should open a page where everyone can post up audition pieces or tiny readings of favourite speeches?

The other play, the first of my quartet of one-woman plays, was Salt on Our Skin, available here on Amazon as an e-book.

 

FREELANCE JOURNALIST: (1983 to 1997)

Columnist, feature-writer, sub editor, travel/ food/ wine writer, news journalist and magazine editor. Clients included Irish Times, Sunday Times, Sunday Business Post, Irish Press group, Independent group, plus several in Australia, US and UK.

More recently, Lindsay contributes articles to a range of blogs, generally on the subject of writing.

On Writing.ie: As a screenwriter, on writing books and On music and writing.

Swirl & Threat: On the joys of writing and procrastination

Upstart: On Farquhar and theatre

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