From the writers of the enduringly popular,
award-winning play Stolen Child
Maura Laverty
 - This was your life

A sparkling new critically acclaimed show by Yvonne Quinn and Bairbre Ní Chaoimh



This sparkling new play which premiered in the Viking Theatre, Dublin, in September 2019, spirits Maura Laverty, Ireland’s famous broadcaster, agony aunt, playwright, writer of banned novels and iconic cookery books, back from the dead to face a contemporary audience as a guest on the ‘This Was Your Life’ show.

Maura lived life passionately and her story is one of triumph and heartache, set against the background of De Valera’s Ireland.
As well as taking us through her life, Maura, who was known as ‘The Mammy of Irish Cooking,’ will give a live cookery demonstration on stage and reveal some of the secrets and stories from her tumultuous life.
Written by: Yvonne Quinn and Bairbre Ní Chaoimh
Directed by: Joan Sheehy
Starring: Bairbre Ní Chaoimh and Malachy Mc Kenna
Nationwide tour January 2020 – April 2020
"Writer Maura Laverty’s life is a fascinating tale of talent and tenacity; she is brought back to life in this charming play full of detail, wit and tragedy."
Katy Hayes, The Irish Independent

"[A] witty and entertaining journey through the writer’s life, with Ms Ní Chaoimh in splendid form as the pugnacious Laverty." 
Michael Moffatt, The Irish Mail On Sunday
See what audiences at The Viking thought: