Collaborations – Twit – Preview – Smock Alley

Twit - Smock Alley

The Collaborations Festival is in full flow in Smock Alley. One show that is not to be missed is ‘Twit’ which is being run with Twelve Tales of Sea Road and The Ventriloquist, as part of Block #23. It’s written and starring the wonderful Emily Elphinstone, regular contributor to the site, and therefore, a must see for all Workhorse fans! Check out the details below.

This is a story about Henrietta. Henrietta is a Tawny owl. She recently moved from the New Forest (that’s in England) to Coronation Plantation (that’s in Wicklow).But it turns out that distance isn’t just about flight times and tired wings, and there’s more to language than what ‘language’ you’re speaking; especially if you’re the only tawny in town.

Here’s to new adventures, and finding the To-woo to your Twit. Twit is a new play, written and performed by Emily Elphinstone, as part of the Collaborations Festival 2014. It tells the story of a young Tawny Owl who makes the big move from England to Ireland, after winning a choral scholarship to Ireland’s foremost Music Academy. Twit is a story about expectations, and finding your place in the world. The show is being presented as a 15 minute work in progress, alongside two other new shows: Twelve Tales of Sea Road, and The Ventriloquist; in Smock Alley Theatre’s atmospheric Boys School.

Emily trained at the Gaiety School of Acting. Previous acting credits include ‘The Secret Art of Murder’ (Dublin Fringe 2013), She Stoops To Conquer (Smock Alley Theatre), and ‘All Hell Lay Beneath’ (Dublin Fringe 2012). Previous writing includes ‘The Lost Art of Not Blinking’ (Collaborations 2012). She has also taken part in Fishamble’s Playwriting course, and Dublin Theatre Festival’s ‘Play On’ Initiative.

Henrietta: Emily Elphinstone

Narrator: Jack Hickey

Written by Emily Elphinstone.

Performance times: March 4th, 6th, and 8th – 7.30pm, Smock Alley Boys School.

Tickets are available from or on 01 677 0014


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