You only leave home / When home is the mouth of a shark
– Warsan Shire
The Mouth of A Shark is a new play presented by Change of Address that looks at migration and the many reasons we leave the place we call home.
In an era of borders, walls, travel bans and escalating far-right ideology, The Mouth of a Shark presents the real-life stories of asylum seekers and Irish emigrants – generations of people, historic and current, who left home due to repressive laws, cultural stigma, dwindling opportunities and persecution.
From acclaimed director Oonagh Murphy, featuring stunning original music from composer Maeve Stone, The Mouth of a Shark counterpoints Irish emigration stories with the contemporary experiences of those seeking asylum here in Ireland, asking us all to bear witness to the many reasons we migrate, and question; Where do we get to call home?
Directed by Oonagh Murphy
Composed by Maeve Stone
Produced by Karen Twomey
A Change of Address & THISISPOPBABY Co-Production
in association with Wicklow Arts Office and supported by CREATE
11 March // 6.30pm
12-15 March // 8.30pm