Twisted Focus, founded by Anna Clifford, Nicola Lucey, Clare Monnelly and Caoimhe O'Malley in a closet sized office in The Gaiety School of Acting, Sycamore Street is dedicated to bringing contemporary, thought - provoking, truthful work to the Irish Stage.
Apples by John Rettalack, adapted from the novel by Richard Milward - is a play about sex and the city when you’re 15.
“Apples cocks an unflinching hard-stare at the sharp end of teenage life, and the play is edgy, exciting and quite brilliant. The drugs, the sex, the boozing… it all smacks beautifully of the real thing.” Time Out
It has toured the UK and was a winner of the coveted Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
We we’re drawn to it because it’s a play all about young people, it’s truthful, relevant, funny and hard hitting too – it says something real and we wanted people to see it.
So we took this gritty yet comic fairytale, set it in Dublin and in collaboration with Dublin Theatre Company staged a production of Apples in Ri – Ra last year, which was directed by Ronan Wilmot and had a cast of young, enthusiastic and deadly actors (Anna Clifford, Ruairí Heading, Diane Jennings, Matthew Kelly, Mark Lavery, & Nicola Lucey)!
Check them out in our promo video: here
It went down so well the first time we’ve been asked to it all over again and bring it back this year to The New Theatre. Apples will be staged in The New Theatre Jan 28th - Feb 2nd @7.30pm.
However, we need your help to bring this wonderful piece of work to a whole new audience in a whole new arena – a proper theatre! In order to bring Apples back we need money to pay for licenising rights, theatre space , designers (sound, lighting, graphics) and posters and flyers to make sure we get as many people as possible to enjoy a wonderful night of theatre.
Anything you feel you could donate - no matter how small would be greatly appreciated and instrumental in helping us stage this “a raw, humorous and truthful piece of work”
Thank you for reading and all your support. Lots of Love all of us at Twisted Focus xxx