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Iris
by Frankie McCafferty

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Meet Iris.

Well-educated and with a philosopher’s outlook on life, she’s an everyday a lady of letters. And parcels. That’s because Iris is a postie, who hears and sees it all on her round, missing nothing and imagining everything that might be going on behind the doors she visits daily.
But when real issues closer to home threaten Iris’s idyllic take on life, it’s time for some big decisions.
You’ll meet Iris the free-spirited postie, the people behind the doors and her needy partner in this 10 minute play titled Iris, the second of eight in the audio play series, On the Street Where We Live.

This is a binaural recording so we recommend you use headphones for the best listening experience.

Written by Frankie McCafferty

Iris voiced by Nicky Harley

Disclaimer: Contains adult humour and racially inflammatory language

Age guidance: 16+

You can’t come to our place, so we’ll come to yours.
On The Street Where We Live explores love, tragedy and redemption; hope, compassion and forgiveness. It’s funny and upbeat; tragic and heart-wrenching. It’s about real people leading unreal lives. It’s about the times we’re living through. It’s about the streets we’re living on.

Meet the Creative Team

Written by Frankie McCafferty

Frankie McCafferty has worked as an actor, writer, director and teacher in theatre, film, television and radio for over thirty years. He studied Arts at UCG and was awarded a scholarship to train at the Conservatoire National Superieur d’Art Dramatique in Paris. As a theatre actor he has won awards for his work and toured extensively throughout Ireland, the UK, and internationally. Roles in film and TV include Angela’s Ashes, In the Name of the Father, Philomena, Ballykissangel and Vikings.

He has directed several short films. He wrote and performed the highly acclaimed solo play Tintype at the Kilkenny Arts Festival, and has recently completed work writing a history play set in Victorian Donegal, Godscursed. It received an online public reading in December 2020 as part of Prime Cut’s Verge series of readings.

Nicky Harley

Nicky Harley is an actor and theatre maker originally from Derry and now living in Belfast. She is a regular on stages across the UK and Ireland, also performing for TV and radio. More recently she has adapted her practice to online production, becoming the first recipient of ‘Best Individual Performance’ for her portrayal of Lady Macbeth at the online Red Curtain International Festival.

Latest works have included: Macbeth (Big Telly); Blink (Tinderbox Theatre); Alice: A Virtual Themepark (Creation Theatre); The Dogs in the Street (BBC Radio4); Denouement (The Lyric Theatre/Traverse Theatre).

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