Myra's Story

Theatre (drama)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months
Captioned Performance


Myra, a middle-aged, homeless Dublin street drinker, is feisty, funny and tragic. Desperate for her first drink of the day, she begs from the passing city centre throngs. Between begging, she relives her back story. Playing all the characters and acting out all the incredible events that have led her to this pitiful existence, Myra takes us on a swirling, searing, at times hilarious, but ultimately heart-breaking journey. Winner of Best Tragedy award, United Solo Festival (New York, 2016). You'll laugh with Myra... you'll cry with Myra... what you'll never do, is forget her.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Separate Entrance-Front of House will guide audience to the separate entrance. There are 4 steps into the performance space if not taking the accessible route.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 24 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Gina Barry 143 days ago

This is theatre at its best. Truly captivating. A rollercoaster ride through Myra’s life. Unmissable.

Julia Bolden 148 days ago

Utterly heart-wrenching story, exquisitely well-performed. Each character is incredibly clearly drawn and I was particularly impressed by how the performer manages to make the same costume (with no adaptations) absolutely belong to every single one of them, both male and female: Myra herself, young Myra, her father, Tommy, Bridie, Tina, Tadpole and more. The standing ovation she received from what appeared to be the entire audience was well-deserved.

Lin W 155 days ago

Stunning, well written, superbly acted, highly recommended if you are prepared to be emotionally wrung out. One of the absolute best shows, what the Fringe is at its best.

Charles Ponder 156 days ago

A superbly written piece, performed beautifully! The only show I gave a standing ovation to! Wonderful production.

Siobhan S 157 days ago

Best show in the festival by an absolute mile - entertaining, moving, thought-provoking in the sense that you’re just so glad you spent time with Myra and listened to her story. Unmissable.

Fred Phillips 158 days ago

A tour de force of acting. 90 mins of captivating characterisation. A piece of work that grabs you attention and pulls you into Myra's world, which is sadly reflected in society today. There are many laughs, but also raw pain which may hit you straight in the gut. I have been going to the fringe for fifty years, this is one show that will stay with me for a long time.
Please go and see it, and then thank your lucky stars for the good that you have in your life.

Jacky Davidson 158 days ago

I read the blurb for this and nearly didn't go to see it. Was recommended by someone who had been and was not disappointed. This will have you laughing and crying. What a talented actor. This was the best thing I saw at Fringe this year.

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Theatre, Films and Art Reviews (5/5 stars) 144 days ago

Her tale of tragedy and heartbreak was shared openly with us as if we were all individuals interacting with her.

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The Student Newspaper (4/5 stars) 154 days ago

A must see, Myra’s Story is gripping, heartfelt, and hilarious.

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Corr Blimey (5/5 stars) 156 days ago

Myra’s Story could easily be another woman’s – as difficult it is to imagine. We would wish a thousand other curses before thinking of a mother, a daughter, a friend, or lover as being broken down and desolate. But it’s a reality, and this hard-hitting truth makes for an exceptionally raw production that seeks not to depreciate but provide a sense of autonomy to a middle-aged woman, an addict, but nevertheless a human being.

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