In a pool in post-earthquake New Zealand, recent emigrant Maeve is learning to swim. Self-professed ‘swimaholic’ coach Doreen eggs her on. But as she struggles to stay afloat, Maeve must do battle with the water and an unresolved dilemma with her much-loved father back home. Mixing serious themes with warm humour Remember to Breathe is a deeply moving play about moving home and moving on.
Remember to Breathe won the Lustrum Award at Edinburgh Fringe and was nominated for Fishamble Best New Play Award and the BBC International Playwriting Award. It sold out its Tiger Dublin Fringe run as well as completing a successful run at Edinburgh 2016 and a brief national tour to great audiences in 2016.
High quality debut… Murphy’s prose is delicate and haunting and her stripped back staging results in some powerfully poetic scenes… mesmerising performance… Broadway Baby ****
Powerful… Wonderfully crafted and delivered… beautifully transcendent… left the audience breathless… Three Weeks ****
Presented by Figure 8 Productions
Duration: 70 minutes, no interval