Cat Melodeon

Cat Melodeon is a light-hearted, fast paced account of human frailty and a celebration of human oddity, resilience and love. The show revolves around a large, old travel chest and follows the epic journey of Cat from whispering childhood to screaming adulthood. The piece moves visually from black and white to colour and is performed by two actors. The large travel chest depicts all the different locations. As Cat's character is shaped by the events and people she encounters (all played by one actor), we are drawn into her world and final fated crusade.

Writer: Alice Barry
Director: Alice Barry
Cast: Diane O Keeffe
Jonathan Shankey
Designer: Steve Neale

‘A riotous duet unfolding onstage…a highly entertaining show.’
Belinda McKeon, The Irish Times.

‘An imaginative and playful approach… hilarious…text leaves plenty of room for physical manoeuvre.’
Peter Crawley, Irish Theatre Magazine.

‘Cat’s story is a simple metaphor for survival, given dramatic impetus by a clever use of words and their power.’
Emer O'Kelly, Sunday Independent.