Leaving you with the feeling that you’ve witnessed a life affirming account of love – Emma Martin

Emma Martin - Meath native, Carlow resident, toddler wrangler

Emma Martin – Meath native, Carlow resident, toddler wrangler

By Emma Martin- Meath native, Carlow resident, toddler wrangler

I ♥ Alice ♥ I is the sort of show that fills your heart with a feeling of total love and compassion for life and humanity. Alice Kinsella and Alice Slattery, beautifully performed by Amy Conroy and Clare Barrett, are two very ordinary and extraordinary women. The Alices could be your  neighbour, auntie or the woman you see at the bus stop every day. They share their lives and love story with us and you can’t help but feel privileged to be present in the audience as they do so.  The respect and care given to the telling of their quietly proud love story is inspiring and heart-warming. Alice and Alice share their heart fluttering, blushing, giggly and heart breaking memories and daily trivialities, leaving you with the feeling that you’ve witnessed a life affirming account of love. I’m so delighted that this show is coming to the George Bernard Shaw Theatre, during the Carlow Arts Festival on June 8th, mainly so that I will get to see it again and share the experience with my family and friends. I want everyone to see it!

 - Emma Martin, Carlow, June 2013