Wishful Thinking

Strive Theatre
A woman lies on the grass surrounded by daisies with a deck of tarot and a tarot spread laid out next to her
Photo: Elaina Walsh O’Reilly

Siobhán is back in East Cork, fresh off the boat from London where her journalism career didn’t hit the dizzying heights she hoped it might. Back in the nest, she discovers her mother and cousin Mags have adopted new age spiritual practices to help cope with a death in the family. While worshipping at the altar of self-help, they try to encourage the deeply cynical and newly nihilistic Siobhán out of her slump. This new play by Shaunna Lee Lynch explores the mystical and materialistic aspects of self-improvement culture.



Cast includes Karen Killeen, Síofra O Meara, Claire O'Donovan and Shaunna Lee Lynch.



Developed with the support of Corcadorca's Theatre Development Centre and The Cork Arts Theatre’s Emerging Artists Programme. Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival.

Venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

19 September

20 – 21 September 
€15 / €13 conc.

20 – 21 September 
€15 / €13 conc.


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