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Rathmines Road

Rathmines Road

By Deirdre Kinahan
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781848427778, 120 pages, October 2018


Will truth out?

Set over one evening, Rathmines Road by Deirdre Kinahan is a play that rages in a tiny room. Fraught, funny and ferocious, it testifies to the pain of carrying the memory of sexual assault throughout a lifetime.

A play about secret trauma and public revelation, Rathmines Road bristles with tension and interrogates catharsis to ask: when and how do we take responsibility?

The play premiered at the Abbey Theatre as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2018, previewing at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, in a co-production between Fishamble and the Abbey Theatre.


"A riveting distillation of accusations and denials since #MeToo. " —Exeunt Magazine

"A compassionate imagining of one woman's private torment. " —The Irish Times

"Kinahan's rollercoaster script has an awful lot of important and necessary things to say. Thought-provoking and uncompromising, Rathmines Road is a scream against the silence surrounding sexual assault. " —The Arts Review