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Falling Slowly Trailer

Posted in Falling Slowly on February 10, 2010 by eoinohannrachain

Check out our trailer for Falling Slowly running in The Granary Studio this week as part of our Spiral Season. Tickets €5! 6:30pm start.

Wednesday 10th – Saturday 13th February
18:30 Sharp
Granary Studio
021 4904275


Falling Slowly as part of The Spiral Season

Posted in Falling Slowly on February 3, 2010 by eoinohannrachain

The first play in our upcoming Spiral Season in The Granary Studio will be our very own Falling Slowly. As usual Falling Slowly will be directed by Eoin Ó hAnnracháin, who also assumes the writing responsibilities for the very first time.

Based on a story by Clinic founders Eoin Ó hAnnracháin and David O’Byrne, Falling Slowly has gone through a lengthy process of development including a rehearsed reading back in 2008. Exactly 2 years to the date Falling Slowly will be taking on a more complete production – well, within the confines and challenges of The Spiral Season – in the very same space in The Granary Theatre.

Falling Slowly and the week of Valentine’s day have become linked by the fates it seems, and with very good reason!

Mark (Seán McNally) is a regular guy. He doesn’t like complications and thinks he’s better off without them. That is until he meets Karen (Mary-Louise Mc Carthy) and realises the appeal of a complicated life.

There are further surprises in store for Mark when an old friend (Timothy O’Mahony) turns his life upside down. In this struggle with love, even the seemingly perfect relationship shared by Daniel (Mark Cosgrave) and Emma (Marie O’Donovan) is tested.

Can they all figure out how to make love work, or are they simply Falling Slowly.

Wednesday 10th – Saturday 13th February
18:30 Sharp
Granary Studio
021 4904275

Falling Slowly Auditions

Posted in Falling Slowly on January 10, 2010 by eoinohannrachain

Clinic Media in association with The Granary Theatre present

Falling Slowly
by Eoin Ó hAnnracháin
(based on a story by Eoin Ó hAnnracháín and David O’Byrne)

AUDITIONS Monday the 11th of January 18:00-21:00
The Granary Studio, The Granary Theatre, Mardyke, Cork.

Looking for;

Mark – male, mid twenties, average build, average looks, nice guy

Daniel – male, mid twenties, a bit more Worldly than Mark

Tim – male, mid twenties, womaniser

Karen – female, mid twenties, girl next door type

Emma – female, mid-to-late twenties, Daniel’s girlfriend, looking to settle down.

This production will be performed in the Granary Studio from the 10th-13th of February and will be a profit share production. The director will be Eoin Ó hAnnracháín.

To book an audition slot (or any questions) email

Falling Slowly Rehearsed Reading Report Part 1

Posted in Falling Slowly on May 7, 2008 by eoinohannrachain

On Wednesday the 13th of February, we held a rehearsed reading of our first in-house script, Falling Slowly. In all we were pleased with the result and got some good feedback to help us develop our story further.


Left to right: John McCarthy, James Browne, Eoin O hAnnrachain, Dave O’Byrne, Stephen O’Connor, Sophie Connon, Kelly Chisholm.

Although it was part of the Granary Theatre‘s free readings season, we weren’t sure how many people to expect. Audiences don’t always flock to readings of plays and we were the first in the series. We got a full house! 🙂

It had all been a little short notice as the series was more or less full when we discussed the possibility with the Artistic Director, Tony McCleane-Fay. Luckily he gave us a slot and I decided to direct it myself. Then came the casting process.

Casting can be tricky at the best of times, but casting for a reading of a play is even trickier as you have no money to offer an actor and you can’t guarantee it’ll ever be turned into a full production. We had 5 parts to fill this time and, while it was ‘just’ a reading, I still wanted to cast people who looked the part.

The story of Falling Slowly is not a complicated one. It is essentially a rom-com on stage. We played around a little with some of the audiences expectations and for the most part I think it worked, but it was still important that when the audience looked at these actors they saw the intended character types. We held auditions on Saturday the 26th of January. Cork actor James Browne, who I had seen in Meridian’s Knock Three Times, was first up and he was just perfect for Tim. He read the part just how I had imagined it while writing. This was easy!

kelly-2.jpg I had a few people in mind for parts but I always like to see what’s out there before making a final decision. One of the people I was considering was Kelly Chisholm. I asked her to come along to read and as I expected she was good in both the female roles. It was 2 down, 3 to go at this stage and things were looking good. It can’t all go so smoothly though and while we had another few talented performers in to see us that day they weren’t right for the parts or didn’t fit with those we already had in mind. The main female role was proving particularly torublesome at this point. I had approached an actress I have worked with in an acting capacity and would love to direct in a project but she was unable to do it. Another one or two I would have liked to look at were unable to attend. Kelly was an option but age wise she suited Emma – as I wanted Karen to be slightly younger than the rest – and she was bringing an extra dimension to Emma that I liked a lot.

It just so happened that fortune was smiling on us that day. My brother always says “you make your own luck” and I guess that’s what Dave did. There was a young actress named Sophie Connon working in the Granary box office that day and when we had a spare few minutes before the next auditionee Dave asked her if she’d like to read. She did and we found our Karen.

The day ended without us finding the other two actors so I called up those I had in mind. First up was John McCarthy, who I had worked with on They Never Froze Walt Disney. Then it was on to Shane Falvey who appeared in Dracula with me. Both were happy to be involved but Shane was to check his schedule.

In the end Shane wasn’t available but I remembered an actor named Stephen O’Connor who I had been impressed with when I did a reading of Philladelphia, Here I Come for John’s company Hammergrin. Stephen agreed to play Daniel to John’s Mark and the casting was finally complete.

Falling Slowly – A Rehearsed Reading

Posted in Falling Slowly on February 11, 2008 by eoinohannrachain

We are having a rehearsed reading of our first in-house script, Falling Slowly, on Wednesday the 13th of February. The reading takes place in The Granary Studio, Mardyke at 6pm and is free to all.


Mark is a regular twenty something muddling along in post Celtic tiger Ireland. He thinks life is easy until he meets someone worth falling for. Falling Slowly is the story of Mark’s realisation that life is not always simple and sometimes you have to fight for what you want. He doesn’t bargin on an old friend complicating things or on those unexpected events that can turn your life upside down in an instant. Can Mark figure out what he realy wants….or will he be too slow?

Clinic Media presents a new play written and directed by Eoin Ó hAnnracháin, based on a story by David O’Byrne and Eoin Ó hAnnracháin.

Rehearsed reading, Wednesday the 13th of February. 6pm, Granary Studio.