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SOUR BREATH // adolescent gutter
by Meghan Tyler

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Meet Scott, Deborah and Sophie.

Three students thrown together by COVID-19 quarantine, they are trapped in the company of strangers. This isn’t the university life they were promised and as the atmosphere in the house becomes increasingly claustrophobic, Scott buries himself in his music and Deborah dives into the bottle. An unexpected suggestion from Sophie offers friendship and redemption as together they embark on the trip of a lifetime.

You’ll meet Scott, Sophie, Deborah, her girlfriend Danielle and learn more about George the lost dog in SOUR BREATH // adolescent gutter, the final instalment of this audio-play series, On the Street Where We Live.

Written by Meghan Tyler
Danielle voiced by Maeve Smyth
Deborah voiced by Sarah Reid
Scott voiced by Thomas Finnegan
Sophie voiced by Orla Graham

Disclaimer: Contains adult humour, drug use, and adult themes

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 Meghan Tyler

“Irrepressible Irish theatre minx” (The List) Meghan Tyler trained as an actor at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. As a playwright, she has been a recipient of Channel 4 Playwrights’ Award supported by The Traverse Theatre, a recipient of the New Playwrights’ Award with Playwrights’ Studio Scotland and been part of The New Playwrights’ Programme with The Lyric Theatre, Belfast. At the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival her play Crocodile Fever took the Traverse Theatre by storm. Meghan currently has a residency at The National Theatre.

Danielle voiced by Maeve Smyth

Maeve Smyth is a Belfast based actor, who trained at the prestigious East 15 Acting School just outside of London. Maeve has worked extensively in theatre in N.I, including lead roles at The Lyric, the MAC and The Grand Opera House.

Since Covid-19 shattered the arts industry Maeve has written her debut film, which will be shot 2021, recorded an audiobook for American distribution and has featured on an original jazz album with Kyron Bourke.

Deborah voiced by Sarah Reid

Sarah Reid is an actress, facilitator and theatre maker. This year alone she has co-founded She Wolf Theatre Company and hosted Young at Arts Belfast Children’s Festival, as well as performed for the Right Twig Showcase at the Lyric. She has written, collaborated on and performed in Feel the Ripple, an original piece which was performed in Tinderbox Ignition and Engine. Sarah also collaborated with the Actors Space in Barcelona and performed Two Fingers Up in the Dublin Fringe Festival and the MAC.

Scott voiced by Thomas Finnegan

Thomas trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Whilst there he performed in VS09 and You Can Take It with You (Richard Burton Theatre Company, 2014).

Since graduating Thomas’ Film/ TV credits include: Award winning short A Confession (Irresistible Films 2015); Game of Thrones (HBO, 2019); Line of Duty (BBC/ World Productions, 2019); Ups and Downs (BBC NI/ Big Fish Films, 2019); The Windemere Children (BBC/ Wall To Wall Television, 2020).

Radio credits include: The Fewness of His Words (BBC Radio NI, 2013); David Ireland’s Not Now (BBC Radio Scotland, 2015); Hiding Out (BBC Radio NI, 2017); Lock In (BBC Radio NI, 2018); Cenacle (BBC Radio NI, 2019).

Stage credits include: The Enemy Within (Kabosh theatre Company, 2015); Blackout (Lyric Theatre Belfast, 2015); 1932 The People of Gallagher Street (Green Shoot Productions, 2016); and his debut performance on the Danske Bank Stage in Here Comes the Night (Lyric Theatre Belfast, 2016) the multi award winning RED (Prime Cut Productions and the Lyric Theatre Belfast, 2017) for which he was nominated for an Irish Times Theatre award for best supporting Actor, and Lovers: Winners and Losers (Lyric Theatre Belfast, 2018).

Sophie voiced by Orla Graham

Orla Graham is an actor/writer from Belfast. She graduated from the Lir Academy, Dublin in 2018 and most recently completed Play Machine 3 with Tinderbox Theatre Company. Recent credits include: Detach (Seon Simpson); Lipsmacker (Niamh McDonagh, Trysts Radio Series); Please Do Not Disturb (Emily Foran, Lyric Theatre Belfast); OCCUPIED (Kirby Thompson, Dublin Fringe Festival); LUCID (Patrick J. O’Reilly, Tinderbox Theatre Company); Two Fingers Up (Seon Simpson and Gina Donnelly, Dublin Fringe Festival / The MAC, Belfast). Orla is represented by Nova Artists and BH Creative Global.


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