IN DOG YEARS I’M DEAD

Aged almost 30, faking it as adults, Emily and David still wake in the mornings wondering what they want to be when they grow up. She wonders how the same face could have spots and wrinkles on it. He realises it is too late for him to ever have a successful sporting career. This is not exactly where either of them thought they would be. Age is relative but, in dog years, Emily and David are very much dead. 

Blended with acoustic versions of 1980s pop hits, a comic coming-to-terms tale for the reluctantly grown-up. Featuring Wham Bars and Wham!

Produced by MIRARI Productions (Dublin Fringe Festival 2013, Bewleys Café Theatre 2014, Dunamaise Arts Centre 2014)


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 A winner of the Stewart Parker Trust Emerging Playwright Award

Irish Times Cultural Highlight 2013: “Kate Heffernan… emerged as [a writer] of comic flair and narrative skill”

“an old-fashioned romantic comedy of misunderstandings, marked by smart dialogue, zingy gags and winning performances”
Irish Times

“a winning comedy and a genuine joy to watch” 
Public Reviews

“brilliant comedy… Heffernan’s clever script buzzes with pop culture references that leave the audience in stitches… ridiculously charming”
Musings in Intermissions


Written by Kate Heffernan. Directed by Maisie Lee. Performed by Robert Bannon and Marie Ruane. Lighting design by Stephen Dodd. Set, costume and show programme design by Kate Heffernan. Musical direction and arrangement by Tom Lane.Produced by Camille Donegan together with associate producer Sarah Jayne Quigley. Sponsorship by Hannah Bates. Poster and flyer design by Kim Willoughby (Damn Fine Print). Developed at Fringe LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival. Supported by Fishamble: The New Play Company’s New Play Clinic Scheme. Rehearsal space kindly provided by Draíocht Blanchardstown. 

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