Written & performed by Michelle Read

Music composed by Brian Keegan

Sometimes in a gesture, or in a turn of phrase, sometimes in the scent of hairspray, or glimpsed in an old photograph, a person reappears. In this evocative and moving show writer-performer Michelle Read collaborates with composer Brian Keegan, to recreate her experience of remembering her mother, Margaret. On A House Like A Fire is a mother-daughter story, but also a meditation on the nature of memory itself. Music is integral to the show evoking echoes that never completely disappear.

‘…Keegan’s atmospheric music unspools throughout…’

‘full of affection and warmth…’

The Irish Independent

Margaret lived with Alzheimers and loved to walk by the coast. She passed away in 2014. Michelle uses the things she has left of her mum, including photographs and significant objects, to gradually reveal Margaret’s story and to share the universal experience of remembering someone.

Originally commissioned by the Bealtaine Festival, House Like Fire Productions are delighted to bring the show to Roscommon Arts Centre as part of Bealtaine 2024 – www.bealtaine.ie

Roscommon Arts Centre Gallery Space

Audience members can attend a post show creative writing workshop after the show. Details on the workshop can be found here: https://roscommonartscentre.ie/event/creative-writing-workshop/

Friday 17th May |12pm |€10 

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