"Kinahan's rollercoaster script has an awful lot of important and necessary things to say. Thought-provoking and uncompromising, Rathmines Road is a scream against the silence surrounding sexual assault." —The Arts Review
"A compassionate imagining of one woman's private torment." —The Irish Times
Will truth out?
Set over one evening, Rathmines Road by Deirdre Kinahan is a play that rages in a tiny room. Fraught, funny and ferocious, it testifies to the pain of carrying the memory of sexual assault throughout a lifetime.
A play about secret trauma and public revelation, Rathmines Road bristles with tension and interrogates catharsis to ask: when and how do we take responsibility?
The play premiered at the Abbey Theatre as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2018, previewing at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, in a co-production between Fishamble and the Abbey Theatre.