3 July, 2015 //

How to Keep an Alien

Due to circumstances beyond our control, there will ony be one performance of ‘How To Keep an Alien’ on this Saturday 7th November.
A story about falling in love and proving it to the government.
★★★★★ “Exquisite” The Irish Times
★★★★★ “Inventive and delightfully magnetic theatre” The Herald
★★★★★ “Truly out of this world” The Outmost
★★★★★ “it will have you in stitches and melt your heart at the same time” Edinburgh Festival Magazine

Rough Magic is back with Sonya Kelly’s (The Wheelchair on my Face) tearfully funny, tender memoir about securing an Irish visa for her Australian partner. Join her madcap odyssey from the stony townlands of Ireland to the leafy depths of the Queensland bush.

A funny and tender autobiographical tale in which Irish Sonya and Australian Kate meet and fall in love, but Kate’s visa is up and she must leave the country. Together they must find a way to prove to the Department of Immigration that they have the right to live together in Ireland.
The paper trail of evidence for ‘the visa people’ takes them on a global odyssey from County Offaly to the Queensland Bush. It’s a tricky business coming from opposite ends of the earth. It takes an Olympian will and the heart of a whale, but above all else, paperwork. It takes a hell of a lot of paperwork!
★★★★ “a very, very funny show…and one to fall in love with” The Guardian
★★★★ “full of lovely surreal detail and laugh-out-loud wit” Financial Times
★★★★ “celebrates the power of love” Evening Standard (London)
Unflaggingly hilarious…How to Keep an Alien is the funniest, most touching of love stories, its open-heartedness a rarity in this cynical age” Sunday Independent
Winner of the Tiger Dublin Fringe BEST PRODUCTION award, this show won accolades from critics and audiences when in premiered in Dublin and Brisbane in 2014.