Helen and I

By Meadhbh McHugh

‘The dogs on the street’d know what you had for dinner around here and yet the quiet that can be kept over some things, hah?’

With their father dying, Lynn and her older sister, Helen, return to their childhood home. Uninvited comes Lynn’s husband, Tony, and intentionally summoned is Helen’s teenage daughter, Evvy. The weather is hot, the past is sticky and the relationships tangle into an intractable mess.

How far back do you have to go to move forward? Does anything change? Meadhbh McHugh brings a darkly funny, sharply intelligent and fresh perspective to the rivalries and frailties among a family who must try to speak.



  • Helen Cathy Belton
  • Lynn Rebecca O’Mara
  • Tony Paul Hickey
  • Evvy Seána O’Hanlon

Creative Team

  • Writer Meadhbh McHugh
  • Director Annabelle Comyn
  • Set and Lighting Design Aedín Cosgrove
  • Costume Design Doreen McKenna
  • Sound Design Philip Stewart

Production Team

  • Production Manager Eamonn Fox
  • Technical Manager Barry O’Brien
  • Company Stage Manager Clive Welsh
  • Stage Manager Sara Gannon
  • Stage Management Intern Emma Coen
  • Wardrobe Mistress Cherie Whyte
  • Wardrobe Assistant Jingyi Zhang
  • Hair and Make-up Val Sherlock
  • Chief Electrician Shannon Light
  • Production Electrician Mike O’Halloran
  • Production Sound Mike Nestor
  • Master Carpenter Gus Dewar
  • Carpenter Pete Nelson
  • Scenic Artists Dymphna Tate, Paul Maye, Noel Tate
  • Transport Trevor Price
  • Technicians Ronan Gallagher, Matt Burke
  • Marketing Intern Martin Kenny
  • Publicist Kate Bowe PR
  • Design Gareth Jones
  • Publicity Image Matthew Thompson
  • Production Images Ros Kavanagh
  • Promotional Video Moose