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What? A couple. A suitcase. A game lost. A memory played. When Aine loses her memory, Mihail constructs a form of therapy to help bring her back. But therapy with the one you love can be a very funny game. What happens when the rules change? Ashes Afar spikes social politics with bitter humour. Watch the lives of this young immigrant couple unravel in this fractured story about memory, love and the loss of both. An Irish/Romanian collaboration forged in the UK.

Who? Crissy O’ Donovan (actor), Liviu Romanescu (actor), Bobi Pricop (director) Andreea Bortun (writer)

Current Status? Ashes Afar premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, with 5* reviews. It toured to Undercloud 2015, Godot Cafe and Bucharest Fringe 2015 where it was awarded Best Production, Best Play and Best Female Performer. Our next performance is in Piatra Neamt, in November 2016. It is expected to return to the UK next year for a longer run.

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Project created with the kind support of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund*, the Romanian Cultural Institute and The Oxford School of Drama UK.

*Cultural project co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. This project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how project results can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.