Free workshops avaliable for groups bringing 10 or more people to see Wrapped. To book your workshop contact John Dennehy on and to reserve your booking phone The Civic Box Office on 01 4627477.

Red Bear Productions are offering youth groups a unique opportunity to experience fantastic theatre AND participate in a public speaking and debating workshop.

Ali’s Mother has just died, whom she cared for, leaving her alone and grieving, she meets the enigmatic Lisa, who is trying to dump her useless boyfriend and the two quickly become friends. Trying different ways to make ends meet the two girls end up leaving Ireland and. Nominated for the Stewart Parker Award WRAPPED tells the story of two young Dublin women and the choices they make that change their lives forever. After years caring for her dying Mother Ali finds hers relying one each other more and more. Hilarious and heart breaking we follow Ali and Lisa as they individually make catastrophic decisions that affect each other’s lives. WRAPPED’s themes are of an adult nature and include drugs, pregnancy choices, emigration, grief and sexuality. We recommend that groups be aged 16 and over.

“WRAPPED is a play which demonstrates the brilliance of Tracy Martins satirical wit”The
“The dialogue is sparky while the cast imbue their main characters with depth and pleasing ambivalance” The Irish Times

After watching WRAPPED (in the days or week following the show) your group will be guided through a confidence building workshop that will develop their public speaking and debating skills as the choices made by the girls in the play are discussed and argued. Using a mixture of drama and vocal exercises the group will be divided into FOR and AGAINST teams who will debate one of the themes under a suggested topic by the facilitators. The workshop will last 1hr 30mins and will take place in your groups usual meeting venue. The workshop deals with the topics of the play but also helps participants deal with public speaking nerves, the rules of debating and active listening and presentation skills. Again, we’d like to remind you that WRAPPED’s themes are of an adult nature and include drugs, pregnancy choices, emigration, grief and sexuality. We recommend that groups be aged 16 and over.

The writer and director of WRAPPED, Tracy Martin, is a trained drama facilitator. Producer and Actor Aoibheann McCann is also a voice and confidence coach that works with barristers, actors and teachers on Voice and Performance.
Red Bear Productions is an exciting emerging company that is looking to engage with and learn from their audiences and would relish the opportunity to bring this workshop to your group.

For your group a price has been set of €8 a ticket. The workshop is designed for ten participants or more so if you book ten tickets to WRAPPED on any date from 10th – 14th November 2015 the workshop will be included in that price. Participants in the workshop must have attended WRAPPED.

If you have any further questions about the production or the workshop please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please email me, John (Production Coordinator) at or Aoibhéann McCann (Company Manager) at or 0877538814.

We’re really looking forward to meeting your group.