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'Accents' by Emmet Kirwan from Bray will preview at the Mermaid Arts Centre in September.

'Accents' by Emmet Kirwan from Bray will preview at the Mermaid Arts Centre in September.

'Accents' by Emmet Kirwan from Bray will preview at the Mermaid Arts Centre in September.

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‘Accents’, a new show written by Bray actor and writer, Emmet Kirwin is set to preview in Bray before the world premiere at Dublin’s Fringe Festival. The preview show is set to take place at the Mermaid Arts Centre on Saturday, September 3 where Emmet is one of their Transform Associate Artists.

The show is set around the complicated nature of families and living a life delayed in the modern world. ‘Accents’ is the newest piece by Emmet since the success of his previous work ‘Dublin Oldschool’ which earned the Bray writer the Stewart Parker Trust Award.

With somewhat of a soft opening for his newest show taking place in the Mermaid Arts Centre in the coming months, the team in Bray are looking forward to showcasing one of their own before the Dublin Fringe Festival.

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“Having Emmet on the Mermaid Arts Centre team for the last fifteen months as one of our Transform Associate Artists, we’ve has an up-close view of ‘Accents’ as it has developed,” said Mermaid Art Centre’s Julie Kelleher. “It felt appropriate and serendipitous to be able to support the making of it with this exceptional team of artists and our friends and colleagues at Project Arts Centre and Dublin Fringe Festival.”

Emmet is looking forward to people seeing the newest piece by one of Bray’s best minds.

“I am thrilled to finally bring Accents to the stage,” he said. “I set out to write a contemporary piece about life in modern Ireland two and a half years ago. Life has changed for everyone in the past two years including myself and becoming a father changed the narrative of not only my own story but the narrative of this play, hopefully along with Eoin French’s incredible score this is something that will be laugh out loud funny, energetic, entertaining, and also extremely life affirming. I hope people enjoy.”


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