44 Seville Place in association with Irish Writers Centre

Roddy Doyle with director Joe O,Byrne at The Five Lamps play launch

44 Seville Place is the new one man show from writer, director and performer Peter Sheridan, who grew up in a family of seven, not far from the river Liffey on Dublin’s north docks. 44 Seville Place is directed by Maggie Byrne and produced by Donal Shiels.

Set in the 1960s, 44 Seville Place is his funny, warm and poignant account of a fabulous and heart-breaking childhood in a Dublin working-class family. Through the journey of young Peter, it shows us an individual and a society on the cusp of profound change.

On its publication, 44 became an instant classic. It featured on RTE’s Book of the Week and was nominated for an Irish Times Literary Award.

‘I loved going on messages up town. I loved discovering places and finding short cuts. I loved the oul wans and the oul fellas. I loved the statues and the buildings and the shops. I loved Dublin. I loved everything about Dublin. I wouldn’t let anyone say a bad word about Dublin, especially country people. If Dublin was a woman, I’d marry her…….’


Praise for 44 Seville Place

‘You will rejoice in this wild song of a book…….’ Frank McCourt

‘Marvelously funny and loving stuff.’ Time Out

‘Dublin has rarely come to life as it does in Peter Sheridan’s memoir…….his prose is as rich as his characters, ordinary and fabulous, tragic and hilarious.’ Neil Jordan

‘It celebrates the idea of the family in all its chaotic wonder.’ Sunday Independent


About the Author

Peter Sheridan is the author of a number of plays, among them No Entry, The Liberty Suit (in collaboration with Gerard Mannix Flynn), Diary of a Hunger Strike, Children of Eve and Finders Keepers. His book about the family, 44 A Dublin Memoir, was published to great acclaim in 1999 and he followed this with 47 Roses. His most recent book, Break A Leg, was published in 2013. His one man show based on the book has been touring for the past year. Peter was writer in residence at Farmleigh House in 2014.

We are proud to announce that this show is presented in association with Irish Writers Centre. We are very grateful for their support throughout the festival.

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