Dublin Fringe Festival presents


17 - 21 September 2019

By Margaret Perry

Booking Information

Dates: 17 – 21 September
On the Peacock Stage

Preview: 17 September

Times: 1pm, 6.30pm, 9.15pm Sat matinee 3.30pm

Tickets: €16 – €14 Conc. / Preview €11

Running Time: 1 hour

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 266

‘I’ll tell you what I really want. I want to jump clean out of my brain.’

Essie’s lost her job. Her girlfriend’s left. But she’s alright. Except lately, she feels more like a chair than a person. One of those folding chairs. Solid one minute. And then.

A funny, furious, form-busting new monologue from the writer of Porcelain Margaret Perry, performed by Breffni Holahan about holding on in this collapsing world — for anyone who has ever felt crumbly.

Winner of The Stage Edinburgh Award – Breffni Holahan


'Thomas Martin’s graceful direction complements Alison Neighbour’s fractured set as we watch Essie fall apart... a modern Beckettian cry for help.’
The Guardian

'Hypnotically performed...The writing is luminescent and often startling.’
The Stage

'The calibre of writing is remarkable...a stellar performance from Holahan’

© Holly Revell


  • Essie: Breffni Holahan
  • Writer: Margaret Perry
  • Director: Thomas Martin
  • Set and Costume Designer: Alison Neighbour
  • Lighting Designer: Alex Fernandes
  • Sound Designer: Jon Mcleod
  • Produced by: Ellie Keel in an original co-production with HighTide
  • Associate Producers: Jennifer Lunn and Gabrielle Leadbeater
  • Graphic Design: Martha Hegarty and Bronwen Sharp

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