Three Sisters in association with Theatre503 presents
Edinburgh Previews 2018: Walk Swiftly and with Purpose
Written by Siofra Dromgoole
Directed by Imy Wyatt Corner
£10 Adult Standard
RUNNING TIME: 50 min
History Boys meets Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour in this new take on the classic coming of age tale.
Meet Eve, Lana, Robbie and Misha – four friends on the cusp of adulthood. Until now, they’ve lived mostly in their imagination – suddenly, real life interrupts and their loyalties are tested.
Provocative, pretentious and playful, the young women reflect upon themselves, their friendship and what it is to grow up in the twenty-first century.
Three Sisters was formed by Siofra, Grainne and Cara Dromgoole to find and tell stories which welcome complexity. Siofra developed the play on the North Wall Arts Centre’s ‘Catalyst’ programme, and along with the creative team of director Imy Wyatt Corner and producer Tabitha Piggott, this is the company’s first production. With an all female production team, and a cast of four female and one male actors, Walk Swiftly and With Purpose is very much a play striving to achieve greater equality in the arts.
Siofra recently graduated from the University of Glasgow where she studied English Literature. She has co-produced and acted in four shows that have been brought to the Edinburgh Fringe; Cleansed (one of The List’s Top Ten Pick of the Fringe, 5 Dark Chat Nominations) and Phaedra’s Love by Sarah Kane in 2014, and Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur and Dark Vanilla Jungle in 2015. This is her debut play as a writer, which was chosen for development on the North Wall Arts Centre’s Catalyst programme in March 2018.
Review: Alchymy Festival 2018- The Oxford Culture Review
Posted on 12 April 2018
Walk Swiftly follows four girls somewhere in the hinterland between teens and adulthood, exploring how they negotiate the transition and how their friendship is tested by their new identities. Dromgoole’s characters were honest and believable, managing to move beyond stereotype on a subject that seems to invite caricature. The scene presented was a mini melodrama all on its own (...).
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Alchymy Festival Day One- The North Wall, Oxford
Posted on 8 April 2018
Siofra Dromgoole’s Walk Swiftly and With Purpose tells a tumbling, touching story of four female friends on the brink of adulthood – imagine an English, all-girl Superbad.
The Alchymy Festival Critic-in-Residence, Fergus Morgan
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