by Margaret Perry 

co-produced with HighTide 

directed by Thomas Martin 

starring Breffni Holahan

Set and Costume Design
Alison Neighbour

Sound Design Jon McLeod

Lighting Design Alex Fernandes 

Stage Manager Lucy Morris

Head of Production
Jennifer Lunn

‘I’ll tell you what I really want. I want to jump clean out of my brain.’

Essie’s lost her job. Her girlfriend’s left. But she’s alright. Except lately she feels more like a chair than a person. One of those folding chairs. Solid one minute. And then.

From award-winning Irish writer Margaret Perry (Porcelain, Abbey Theatre), Collapsible is a funny, furious new monologue about holding on in this collapsing world. For anyone who has ever felt crumbly. 

Origins Award for Outstanding New Work, VAULT Festival 2019. ‘The ambition and vision of the best Irish writers’ (Independent, for Porcelain).


Best New Play, Best Lead Performance, Best Set Design
(Off West End Awards)

The Stage Edinburgh Award
Best New Play (Dublin Fringe)
Best Performer (Dublin Fringe)

Introspective monologues are ten a penny at the Fringe, but this subversion of the genre feels bracingly novel.

Catherine LoveFest Mag

Running at the Bush Theatre, London,
5 February – 21 March 2020.