In an eerie old house in Wicklow, two troubled men meet. Middle-aged Pete has come to rescue young Noel from his deadly obsession with a ‘Temptress’. But is Pete the rock of sense he claims to be? And does the Temptress really exist only inside Noel’s mind?
Speckintime and High Seas Productions present this spooky and darkly comic play. Written by international award winning writer Philip St John, Temptress is a startling new take on the Irish ghost story.
Reaction to Philip St John’s The Sylvia
• “Compelling…recalls the sly menace of Harold Pinter and Philip Ridley.”
Irish Theatre Magazine
• “The Sylvia doesn’t feel like any other contemporary Irish play. It feels new.”
Gavin Kostick (dramaturg at Fishamble)
Reaction to Speckintime’s The Art of Wedlock and Deeds of Deceit
• “This is Speckintime's first production. It is truly one not to be missed. Whatever else you want to do, drop it and go see The Art of Wedlock first.”
Red Curtain Review
• “Deeds of Deceit is clever, funny and well delivered…”
The Public Reviews
WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
Although we’re very grateful to Wicklow Arts Office, Mermaid Arts Centre and The New Theatre for their support, our main funding application sadly missed out. As a result, we were left with a decision: shelve the project for a later date or seize the day?
After spending a year developing the play with cast and crew, we unanimously decided to carry on. Yes, we’ll need to penny-pinch and call in a ridiculous amount of favours (again!), but Philip’s brilliant script demands production.
So, we turn to you. The money raised through this Fund it campaign will help towards wages, set materials, costumes, printing, insurance, and marketing. Everyone involved in this production is giving their time at a reduced rate or for free.
Thank you so much for your support. Temptress couldn’t go on without you.
In order to plan for the production in October, we need to finalise our budget as soon as possible. There is a great deal of expenditure prior to a show hitting the stage.
OUR WONDERFUL TEAM SO FAR
Cast: Paul Kealyn, Matthew O’Brien
Writer: Philip St John
Director: Matthew Ralli
Producer: Melissa Nolan
Set Design: Lisa Krugel
Sound Design: Carl Kennedy
Costume Design: Rowena Cunningham