A groggy Sunday morning, May 24th 2015 as 62% of Ireland is #hungoverforequality, Ann gets a text from her brother: “How’s the morning after the life before?”  

Gúna Nua presents the internationally acclaimed and multi award winning, The Morning After The Life Before. A personal, entertaining tale of weddings, ‘coming out’ and arguments over who takes out the bins.  

Written by Ann Blake, directed by Paul Meade, performed by Ann Blake and Lucia Smyth, The Morning After The Life Before is a light-hearted, playful telling of a true story. Be prepared for music, cake and equality.  

Winner of Best Actress (Lucia Smyth) and Best Director (Paul Meade) | Origin First Irish Festival, New York, 2019

Winner of Best Production | London Ontario Fringe 2017  

Winner of The Centaur Award: Best English Language Production | Montreal Fringe 2017  

Nomination LGBTQ+ Award | Brighton Fringe 2018

Nominated for Best Production, Best Playwright (Ann Blake) and Best Actress (Ann Blake) | Origin First Irish Festival, New York, 2019

20 - 22 Feb 2019


£13, £11 concessions

Unreserved seating


‘It was impossible not to be captivated from the start’

Broadway Baby

‘A sumptuous feast of theatrical joy and inventiveness

Montreal Gazette

‘Will bring even the most conservative to their feet

Fringe Review

‘An emotional rollercoaster that will fill your eyes with tears but keep you laughing throughout.

Cult, MTL

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