Amalgamotion shine a light on ‘unsung heroes’ in Limerick play

Joanne Ryan, Aidan Crowe, Monica Spencer and Georgina Miller all taking a break from rehearsals for the Lighthouse Keeper which runs this week in Dance Limerick. Picture: Paul Mullins
LIMERICK theatre company Amalgamotion will deal with carers and the issues of caring for family members in new production The Lighthouse Keeper, opening in Dance Limerick on November 12.

LIMERICK theatre company Amalgamotion will deal with carers and the issues of caring for family members in new production The Lighthouse Keeper, opening in Dance Limerick on November 12.

The play, which is written by Ella Daly, directed by Ciarda Tobin and features dramaturgical support from writer Helena Enright, promises to offer “a close look at the role of family and community caregivers and the challenges that face them”.

The play is a semi-autobiographical one written by Ella Daly and is being produced with support from City of Culture and the Arts Office.

“It is about the emotional and physical experiences of being a family carer,” explains Ella. “It will unveil the nuances and comedic moments of caring for a loved one.

“It chronicles that moment in time when life comes full circle and the parent who cared for and nurtured you in infancy needs care and nurturing in old age. The baton is passed and you become the lighthouse keeper.

“It is about bringing those unsung heroes into focus, encouraging audiences to engage with them and to appreciate them

The play stars Joanne Ryan, Aidan Crowe, Monica Spencer and Georgina Miller and runs until November 15.