Written and performed by Peter Sheridan
Directed by Maggie Byrne.
Peter Sheridan grew up in a family of seven, not far from the River Liffey on Dublin’s north docks. 44 Seville Place is his account of that fabulous and heart-breaking childhood.‘It celebrates the idea of the family in all its chaotic wonder.’ Sunday Independent
As the 1960s begin, so does this wonderful, funny, warm and poignant portrait of a Dublin working-class family. The story draws us into their lives and relationships in an unforgettable way. Through the journey of young Peter, it shows us an individual and a society on the cusp of profound change.
‘I loved going on messages up town. I loved discovering places and finding short cuts. I loved the oul wans and the oul fellas. I loved the statues and the buildings and the shops. I loved Dublin. I loved everything about Dublin. I wouldn’t let anyone say a bad word about Dublin, especially country people. If Dublin was a woman, I’d marry her…….’
Peter Sheridan grew up in a family of seven, not far from the River Liffey on Dublin’s north docks.
44 Seville Place is his account of that fabulous and heart-breaking childhood.
On its publication, 44 became an instant classic. It featured on RTE’s Book of the Week and was nominated for an Irish Times Literary Award.
‘You will rejoice in this wild song of a book…….’ Frank McCourt
“Sheridan excels in his depiction of character, bringing a range of people to vivid life, from his generous patriotic Ma and his stubborn and philosophical Da;……..Daily Telegraph
‘Marvellously funny and loving stuff.’ Time Out
Dublin has rarely come to life as it does in Peter Sheridan’s memoir…….his prose is as rich as his characters, ordinary and fabulous, tragic and hilarious.’ Neil Jordan
‘It celebrates the idea of the family in all its chaotic wonder.’ Sunday Independent
Red Curtain Review………..
There is really only one word to sum up Peter Sheridan’s new work: brillant. But its not really enough. Pure joy comes to mind as well in his recounting of life at number 44 Seville Place in the heart of Dublin, where he lived with his brothers, sister, Ma, Da and a collection of lodgers. It is funny and sad, thoughtful and hilarious, and at parts social commentary, but its heart and soul is that of family, friendship and the highs and lows of growing up. In Sheridan’s case that was during the 1960s.