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Arnica Was My Eyecream

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The International Bar (Upstairs)

23 Wicklow Street

D02 VH59 Dublin 2

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In Ireland 1 in 5 women will be victims of domestic abuse (although it is believed the figure is closer to 1 in 3 but lack of reporting affects the figures). Yet it remains a largely misunderstood topic still spoken of in hushed tones. There’s no denying it’s a dark subject. On average a woman will be assaulted by her partner or ex-partner 35 times before reporting it to the police and even then last year only 29% of women who experienced severe abuse reported it. And many rarely tell their story to anyone. But Nancy does. Nancy is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life until she meets Marcus. A total Prince Charming he sweeps her off her feet in more ways than one. Pretty soon she is rethinking the contents of her makeup bag – what colour does blend with purple to make it disappear anyway! But it’s fine. After all he bought her chips. Arnica Was My Eyecream tells the story of domestic abuse from the inside out.

It shows how surprisingly ordinary the abusers are and how surprisingly easy it is to fall victim. This is Nancy’s story but it is also many people’s story and it is happening to someone you know right now. She tells her tale in the hope that people will better understand the realities of domestic violence.

This is the third run of the show and is the most fully developed to date. It first ran as part of the Scene & Heard Festival in Smock Alley Theatre in 2017 as a 20 minute piece and has evolved into a full one act show. Written and performed by Fran Winston it recieved a fantastic response on it's last two outings. It puts an orignal spin on a controversial topic.

Runnng nightly at 7pm from the 5-9 June with a matinee at 2pm on Saturday 9th June there are reduced previews on Tuesday 5th June.

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