This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing by Finegan Kruckemeyer, was presented by The Everyman and Graffiti Theatre Company as part of Play It by Ear, a programme of shows performed from The Everyman stage and available through live audio stream.
Triplet sisters are left in the forest by their woodcutter father. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made – one sister will walk one way, one the other, and the third will stay right where she is. Twenty years later, having circumnavigated the globe, and fought Vikings, and crossed oceans, and tamed wilds, and achieved greatness, the three meet again, as women.
“It was funny and happy and sad… it has fantastic performances and you could never get bored even after a 100 times.” – Rossa, Aged 9.
Fun and accessible resources for teachers and parents to support children’s enjoyment of the episodes accompanies This Girl... The resource activities include creative prompts to give children a deeper engagement with the piece.
John McCarthy: The Woodcutter
Áine Ní Laoghaire: Albienne
Julie Maguire: Beatrix
Amber Deasy: Carmen
Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer
Production Company: Graffiti Theatre Company
Directed by Niall Cleary
Sound Design Carl Kennedy
Sound Operator Hanan Sheedy
Age recommendation: 8+, recommended for young audiences and their families
Running time 55 MINS