The Mouth of a Shark in Development

Oonagh Murphy and Maeve Stone

Here in Mermaid we love supporting Wicklow artists to make new work. Fresh from her massively successful run of TRIBES in The Gate Theatre, Greystones writer and director Oonagh Murphy spent a week on the Mermaid stage developing her new piece with composer Maeve Stone, The Mouth of a Shark. Working with Frank Sweeney, Liv O Donoghue, Daryl McCormack, Ashley Xie, Michelle O'Rourke and Osaro Amanda Azams, this piece which counterpoints Irish emigration stories with the contemporary experiences of those seeking asylum here in Ireland, asking us all to bear witness to the many reasons we migrate, and question; Where do we get to call home? The work premiered in March 2018 in Dublin as part of Where We Live, produced by THISISPOPBABY with St. Patricks Festival.