Under the patronage of Ireland’s first lady, Mrs Sabina Higgins, Anam Theatre is now reviving its sell out production of Clare McIntyre’s Samuel Beckett Award winning play.
After a highly successful run at Galway, we brought our National Tour to the Crescent Arts Centre Belfast from Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th June and are now finishing up with a strictly limited run at The New Theatre in Dublin from 14th to 19th July. Tickets for the Dublin run are €15/12 and are available at http://www.thenewtheatre.com
Sarah O’Toole, Eimear Kilmartin, Aoife Martyn, Jerry Fitzgerald and Joseph Lydon, plus ensemble of children and men
“Eimear Kilmartin is captivating as the brazen but bereft Jo; Sarah O’ Toole powerfully embodies Mary’s soul-searching and scorn; and Aoife Martyn finds comedy and charm within the more marginal character of Celia.” – Siobhán O’Gorman, THE PUBLIC REVIEWS
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION:
In our society where femininity is often sanitised and represented in the terms of male fantasy, Low Level Panic is a breath of fresh air. The play presents female sexuality and self-image from the perspectives of three women; housemates who bicker over bathroom time, fight over the significance of porn magazines, fantasize and party.
The play has even more significance today than it did when it was first produced in 1988. The rise of the internet and mobile technology has seen, if not an increase in porn, than a definite increase in the availability and variety of pornographic imagery. Images of women, which twenty years ago would have graced the pages of porn magazines, now advertise fizzy drinks and chocolate bars. The age-old problems still haven’t gone away; while promiscuous men are deified, women are seen as cheap, slutty and stupid if they are seen to be engaging in sex. Look at last year’s furore over Slane Girl. Porn may have changed in the last twenty years, but attitudes to women and female sexuality have not.
This production is directed by Justin Martin who most recently worked as associate director on the award-winning productions of “Let The Right One In” and “The Audience” (starring Helen Mirren). His next role will be as Stephen Daldry’s associate on “Skylight” starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy this Summer in London’s West End.
Please contact Artistic Director Sarah O’Toole on 00353 87 237 3531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange press interviews or for further enquiries.
REVIEWS FOR LOW LEVEL PANIC
★★★★1/2 “Anam’s innovative production succeeds in balancing high entertainment with a probing of issues that are becoming more and more pressing in our contemporary mediatised culture” – THE PUBLIC REVIEWS
“Low level panic, high level theatre …. foul-mouthed and funny” – GALWAY ADVERTISER
“[a] bold, courageous production that pokes its fingers – with a punkish derision – in the eyes of convention” – IRISH THEATRE MAGAZINE
“Nothing short of amazing …. sent chills down my spine” – DEREKPETERSWRITES