The Mai

Written by Marina Carr

Directed by Paul Corey

This play tells a moving story of four generations of women in one family in the midlands. Centred on the figure of ‘The Mai’, a forty-year old woman, struggling to save her marriage and the happiness of herself and her children, the play explores how history repeats itself – no matter how tragic the results. The Mai also offers a psychological study on the damage parents can wreak on their children, as well as the endurance of love.


The Mai:  Maeve Plunkett

Millie:  Sinead Finn

Grandma Fraochlan: Rita Brady

Robert: Jackie Scanlan

Beck:  Emer O’Flaherty

Connie: Saoirse Byrne

Julie: Kathleen McMahon

Agnes: Tara Manning

Stage Manager: Mick Loughnane