Priming the Canon

Me, Sara

1 September - 17 November 2017

Booking Information

Dates: 1 – 3 November
On the Peacock Stage

Times: 12pm & 2pm

Tickets: €5 Children / €7 Adults

Running Time: 1 hour

To book for a group of 6+ concessions call (01) 87 97 226

If you would like us to perform Me,Sara in your primary school, please call (01) 87 97 290 or email

Me, Sara will be performed in primary schools this Autumn. See it on the Peacock Stage in November.

“‘If a cow fell over you’d all go and look at it’ he says”

Sara Tansey’s father is just back from overseas and is being very annoying! Just because he’s bought her oranges doesn’t mean he can say nothing happens in their town. He wasn’t there when the murderer came. But was he really a murderer? Or a Playboy? Or both? And does the Playboy see just how clever and nice Sara is?

Passionate, lyrical and angry Sara invites us into a world where people are made by the stories they tell and parents need to be told who their children really are. Based on Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World the third of our Priming the Canon series. Priming the Canon brings standalone plays based on the classics directly into schools. With pre and post-show workshops and online curriculum based materials Me, Sara brings a timeless Irish classic into the heart of the classroom.

Juliette Crosbie will perform Me, Sara on the Peacock Stage this November.

Recommended for ages 10+

Photography © Ros Kavanagh

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  • Sara: Juliette Crosbie
  • Writer: Dylan Coburn Gray
  • Director: Amy Conroy
  • Dramaturg: Sarah FitzGibbon
  • Dramaturg: Phil Kingston
  • Producer: Mary Sheehan

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