Saturday 16 December 2017

Dublin Fringe show focuses on what it's like living with autism in modern Ireland

Caitríona Daly
Caitríona Daly
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A new show which will make its debut at the Dublin Fringe Festival this year focuses on a relationship between a woman and her boyfriend who has Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Normal  will premiere on September 19 and was written by Irish Times Theatre Award nominee Caitríona Daly.

The show takes on morality, legality and validity in an examination of contemporary culture.

Helen has been dating Gary, a 25-year-old guy who has ASD and his mother Phil has her reservations about the relationship.

Normal seeks to ask and answer questions about the role of people living with autism in modern Ireland- discerning what being ‘normal’ truly is.

Among the talented cast is Karen Ardiff, who will play the role of Phil.

Ardiff just finished working on the national tour of "Angela's Ashes The Musical" and also recently appeared in the Oscar nominated "Brooklyn" alongside Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson.

The role of Helen will be played by the talented Caoimhe O'Malley, a graduate from the Gaiety School of Acting.

The show will run from September 19 - 23 at Lir Studio 1, with a preview taking place on September 18.

Tickets can be purchased here.

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