PREVIEW: Reared, Theatre503

It has been announced that Reared written by  the BAFTA-nominated John Fitzpatrick will play at Theatre503 this April. 


Directed by Sarah Davey-Hull, Reared examines the intergenerational conflict, postnatal depression, and the role of the Irish mother in the ‘sandwich’ generation caught looking after both their children and their parents.

Eileen has a full time job, a fifteen year old daughter with a lot of secrets, a mother in-law who’s showing signs of dementia, a baby on the way, and a husband who doesn’t want to deal with any of it. As she tries to clear the way for the new baby, the family push each other’s buttons in the way only families know how. Everyone’s struggling for their ideal situation but this is by no means an ideal situation.

Talking about the play, John Fitzpatrick said: “At the heart of this play, I hope there are warm, funny, hardworking women. Society has set them against one another and yet, through their resilience, they manage to deeply care for and protect each other. Reared had to be funny because the women I’ve grown up with in Ireland are the wittiest people I know and I’d be doing them a disservice if my characters didn’t at least try to match their level of humour.”

The production is produced by bold & saucy theatre company, founded and led by a female director meaning that it is a company that throughout its 21 year history has always supported a female perceptive.

Reared will play at Theatre503 from the 4th to the 28th April. For more information and to book tickets visit:

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