Our Latest Project:
Living with a Dark Lord
‘Living with a Dark Lord’ is a play written, produced and performed by Maeve (Mighty Pen Co-Founder), Cait and Aisling O’Sullivan - the three sisters of Shaun, who prefers to be known as ‘The Dark Lord’. It’s been this way for over 15 years when Shaun gave up speaking and put on a cloak, and while this has been the norm for them, Shaun’s way of life has fascinated psychiatrists, friends and family members (but not always in a good way.)
Shaun has autism - a life-long neurological developmental disorder which becomes obvious at around three or four years old - and although the cause of autism is still a mystery, the impact it has on a person and their family is clear to see.
The play is set over the course of an evening, when three sisters come together on their brother’s 30th birthday. The sisters swap memories to fill in the gaps of their past and map out how they managed to soften his dark persona and all the times he added variety, hilarity and unexpected wisdom to their lives. As this turning point hits home, they worry about the future and whether darkness really is what the world has in store for their brother - a world only just beginning to make room for difference.
To receive updates about this exciting new project, keep an eye on the funding page (link below).
On this page, you'll also find some videos with the sisters, and the Dark Lord himself. And, of course, you can find information about how to donate as well!
BOOK YOUR TICKETS!
Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th August 2018 //
Drayton Arms Theatre, London // 7pm // £10
Monday 13th - Saturday 18th August 2018 //
The Vault, Paradise Green, Edinburgh Fringe Festival // 7:30pm //
Full Price £10, Concessions £7
Dangerous Giant Animals
Our very own Christina Murdock is being a super human and taking her one-woman show to Edinburgh Fringe Festival and also to the New York Fringe!
With a disabled sister, what’s allowed? What’s forbidden?
Funny and daring, this new one woman play explores how surreal, challenging, and remarkable disability in a family can be. Featuring divas and dinosaurs, this is a middle child story about growing up too soon alongside a sister who never will.
Dangerous Giant Animals is a darkly comedic show about finding your voice amid your sister's screams.
Shortlisted for the 2018 Clean Break EdFringe Support Award and selected for New York’s United Solo Theatre Festival 2018.
Click the dates to buy tickets!
Delhi Belly, Underbelly, Cowgate // 12pm
Full Price £9, Concessions £8
New Directions Festival 2018
On the 16th and 17th of February 2018, Mighty Pen will be performing a brand new play at Wimbledon College of Art, UAL, with support from the Young Lyric Hammersmith.
Throughout January and February 2018, director Ruth Rundle and actors Amelie Edwards, Christina Murdoch and Bethany Sharp will be devising and rehearsing a play about borders. The finished piece will have four performances at the New Directions Festival in Wimbledon.
The play was inspired by looking at the free migration of birds throughout the world's borderless skies. From this, we began exploring the idea of a world with and without borders; the type of borders which exist; and the lives of those effected by migration restrictions.
We can't wait to share our finished play with you!
Mighty Pen Theatre will be performing a brand new play, THE FINE LINE, in February 2018 at Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL, with support from the Young Lyric Hammersmith.
Book your tickets here.
Mighty Pen At The New Shoreditch Theatre's November 2017 Scratch Night
On the 28th November 2017, Amelie Edwards, Maeve O'Sullivan and Bethany Sharp presented a short work in progress of a new play, Suicide: A Dialogue. The piece was devised using poetry written by Maeve O'Sullivan, leading to a script which mixed both spoken poetry and prose.
We hope to explore this work further in future; watch this space for further developments!