Winner Bairbre Dowling Spirit of the Festival Award, Origin 1st Irish Festival, NYC 2020
Winner of The Summerhall Lustrum Award, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019
Nominated for The Bewley’s Little Gem Award, Dublin Fringe Festival 2018
“An engrossing debut” IRISH TIMES ★★★★
Appropriate is a darkly comic tale of Sorcha; queen bee of her small West of Ireland town and proud fiancé of ex-county hurling hero Marty. She LOVES weddings and has been dreaming of her big day since forever and ever…However she has just fled her own reception. Has she gone mad? Or is this the first moment of clarity she has had in years? Perched on the edge of her ‘perfectly planned’ life, Sorcha is pure ragin’ at the dawning reality that she has never really listened to herself. Can she ever go back?
Appropriate is about tradition V modern life, our insatiable appetite for matrimony in Ireland; the glamour, trials and tribulations of being a GAA ‘widow’, and also celebrates the hilarious peculiarities of small town Irish life.
Developed as part of the Show in a Bag initiative with Fishamble, Dublin Fringe and Irish Theatre Institute, Appropriate won the Summerhall Lustrum Award at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Spirit of the Festival Award at The Origin First Irish Festival in New York City.
After touring Appropriate to Edinburgh and New York, as well as runs in the Dublin Fringe, Bewley’s Lunchtime Theatre, Blackwater Fit Up Festival and The Viking Theatre, Appropriate will be back in Spring 2021 for some exciting Irish dates.
Written and performed by Sarah-Jane Scott
Directed by Paul Meade
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Press for APPROPRIATE
“Winningly tongue in cheek…In Sarah-Jane Scott’s engrossing writing début, rituals of marriage and conventions of small-town Irish life have been updated to accommodate Instagram, but continue to grip tightly…an affecting solo.” Irish Times ★★★★
“In Scott’s sharply observed and supremely funny script, one woman’s wedding day opens up a Pandora’s box of existential doubt…riveting and irresistible…a delightful mini-masterpiece” The Arts Review ★★★★
“Hilarious, with Sorcha’s strong accent and turn of phrase bringing the audience out of their seat” The Reviews hub ★★★★
“Hard to believe this is Sarah-Jane Scott’s writing debut. Engaging, witty and with shades of delicious darkness, this is a seriously successful monologue on the social pressures faced by women getting on and building a future in rural Ireland.” FEST Magazine ★★★★
“Smartly taps into the current zeitgeist: our insatiable obsession with weddings, and our hunger for funny stories about lovable, relatable country girls… one can’t help but be wooed by (Scott’s)self-depreciating, acutely observed tales of love and loss.” Sunday Times Ireland
Like a prosecco fuelled heart-to-heart with your best friend, Sarah-Jane Scott’s Appropriate is bubbly, hilarious and real – yet never overly frothy” The Skinny ★★★★
“Scott delivers a sophisticated exploration of how getting exactly what we want, can make us question everything we ever believed in.” Broadway Baby ★★★★
“Throughout the bride-zilla chaos, there are touching moments, and episodes of electrifying depth and clarity. Appropriate is a must-see for anyone who has ever come in contact with an Irish wedding.” Meg.ie
“Sharp…warm and humorous, intelligent and probing …If you are looking for a diverting, engaging and thought-provoking hour’s theatre, you need look no further.” No More Workhorse
This work was developed as part of Show in a Bag, an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource actors and theatre makers.