The Experience of Being

In the shop they didn’t see me. They saw a warm cardigan and sensible shoes woman. An insignificant woman. An invisible woman.

On her 60th birthday Cathy should be celebrating but it rapidly goes downhill.

The Experience of Being, is a funny, absorbing and moving one-woman play about dwindling power, how to challenge it and why ageism makes growing older far harder than it needs to be. An empowering story of a woman who decides to take back control.

Written and performed by Carol Moore
Directed by Patrick J. O’Reilly
Development choreography by Oona Doherty
Music score by Conor Mitchell
Saxophone – Kevin Lawless
Produced by An Grianan Theatre

This event will be held in the Baby Grand Studio.

Supported by
Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Special Events

I Am Workshop
Thursday 9 May | 1.30pm – 3.30pm in The Baby Grand

This FREE creative event is open to ticket holders for The Experience of Being who are aged 60+.

Facilitated by Carol Moore, the writer and performer of The Experience of Being, participants will explore the themes within the play and the challenges of aging, in a fun,  interactive and imaginative way.


Free Opening Night Discussion Panel

Join writer and performer Carol Moore and a panel of invited guests for a discussion about the themes raised in The Experience of Being, including perceptions of growing older, our aging population and creating an inclusive society. Guests include Baroness May Blood MBE, a representative and service user from Age NI with more to be announced. Audience members will be invited to interact and join the discussion.

Audiences will be invited back into the Baby Grand Studio following a short break once the performance has concluded. No booking necessary in order to attend.

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