The M house

My name is Marcie. I’ve been here for ten years, three months and two days. Here all our names begin with M. There’s Max, Melissa, Mary, Mark, Michael and Malcolm. This is the M house. There’s also an A house, a B house, a C house, a D house…. you get the picture. We’re supposed to sit and watch TV all the time but we have other ideas… and we’ve got questions …lots of questions. The M House is an adventure story. It’s a satirical look at the legacy of institutional Ireland. It’s a scramble to make sense of our one-size-fits-all culture. It’s a parable of our times about the treatment of our vulnerable.

The M House is a play for anyone who’s ever been put in a box. All relaxed performances with open captioning and audio description. Presented by Axis Ballymun and Arts and Disability Ireland. Performed at Dublin Theatre Festival and Bounce Festival, Belfast 2019. National tour 2018. Supported by The Arts Council under Strategic Funding and originally developed in partnership with VISUAL, Carlow

Cast: MARCIE: Sighile Hennessy MIDDLEMANAGER: Susie Lamb MICHAEL: Shane M. Byrne MARY: Mairéad Maguire MARK: Gary Comerford, MALCOLM: Jim Rohan, MELISSA: Belinda Henzey MAX: Janice de Bhróithe, MURT: Andrew Pike Design: Medb Lambert Lighting: Adrian Mullan Movement: Cindy Cummings Paintings: Diane Chambers Duration: Approx 55 mins Image by Evelyn McNamara