Charlie's a Clepto Axis Ballymun

Book Tickets

  • 12 - 13 April 2019
  • 8pm
  • Tickets €15

Charlie is a kleptomaniac - the doctor told her.
Reckons it stems from childhood trauma.
But she has the robbin’ completely under control these days. For real.

She has a bit of a mouth on her, but she’s only trying to be funny, give everyone a laugh, not cause trouble, like. Not today, of all days. She loves that little boy more than she ever thought it was possible to love another human. There’s a lot riding on these 24 hours, and if she keeps her head down, she’ll get him back. Everyone has a story to tell... but there’s a time and a place. This is neither. Follow Charlie, the queen of self-sabotage as she tries desperately – for once in her life – to keep her mouth shut long enough to make it count.

A fast-paced and funny play about motherhood, messing up, and doing your best to make it up.

Charlie's a Clepto was nominated for Best New Play and Best Actress at the Irish Times Theatre Awards and for the Stewart Parker Trust New Playwright Bursary in 2017.

'Charlie's a Clepto' by Clare Monnelly was nominated for multiple awards (Best New Play and Best Actress, Irish Time’s Theatre Awards 2018 and Stewart Parker Trust Award 2018), and received overwhelmingly positive audience, media and critical response.

Directed by Aaron Monaghan and designed by Suzie Cummins, ‘Charlies a Clepto’ continues axis's championing of new writing and we are greatly looking forward to bringing it to a venue near you in 2019. This tour to fifteen venues nationwide is funded by the Arts Council.

‘A play that has a lightness of touch and a big heart’- NoMoreWorkhorse