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Viva Voce


  • Playwright

    Lauren-Shannon Jones 

  • Notes

    The original production featured the song Bloody Mess from the album RECORD by Dylan Tighe. 

  • Synopsis

    There is no map for going insane, but there are clues. People who have gone before you leave them behind. Sometimes they leave everything behind. The female insanity is aestheticised; but how does the madwoman act? Learning from the great depressives Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf and Diane Arbus, Lauren-Shannon Jones tries to solve the mystery of her own madness. 

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



  • Date of First Production

    18 September 2018

  • Production Notes

    Produced as part of Dublin Fringe Festival. 

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    The New Theatre

Original Cast  
Speaker Lauren-Shannon Jones
Intern Matt McGowan
Voiceover Dylan Tighe
Production Team  
Director Luke Casserly
Designer Luke Casserly
Designer Lauren-Shannon Jones
Dramaturg Thomas Conway
Lighting Designer Shane Gill
Sound Designer Sam Hardiman
Costume Designer Ellen Kirk
Producer Katie McCann
Stage Manager Jennifer Aust
Assistant Director Fenna von Hirschheydt


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The New Theatre

  • Address

    43 East Essex Street
    Temple Bar, Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 670 3361

  • Email

  • Website


The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme and the Dublin Fringe Festival programme with additional information supplied by the playwright.