Category - Theatre Date - Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
Set in 1990, it tells the story of a young Dublin woman’s journey to find her natural mother and to confront her true identity. At the age of thirty-nine and mourning the death of her adoptive mother, Angela Tiernan sets out to discover her roots. She enlists the help of a shambolic private detective Dick Tracey, whose irreverent humour and hard-drinking lifestyle mas a true understanding of human frailty. together they unravel the harrowing story of the mother’s upbringing by nuns in a 1940s orphanage and the harsh facts surrounding the enforced adoption of her newborn baby.
Parallel to Angela’s quest is the heartbreaking personal story of Peggy, the mother, who lives alone in a Manchester bedsit and who must now come face to face with the daughter who was taken from her three decades earlier.
What begins as a personal odyssey for Angela Tiernan to discover the secrets of her family history soon becomes a fascinating exploration of one of the darkest chapters in the history of modern Ireland.