NI actor stars in new play highlighting differences in women's rights north and south of the border

Cotton Fingers comes to Belfast and Derry~Londonderry as part of National Theatre Wales' first Irish tour and marking a year since the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment

National Theatre Wales kicks off its first ever island of Ireland tour at the MAC on 22-23 May with politically charged play, Cotton Fingers

Written by award-winning Welsh writer, Rachel Trezise and starring Northern Irish actor, Amy Molloy, Cotton Fingers tells the story of a young woman’s journey from Belfast to Wales to access free NHS abortion care.   

Molloy, who stared in Prime Cut’s Tejas Verdes at the MAC in 2013 and in Cyprus Avenue with renowned actor Stephen Rea in 2017, now performs alone in this bold, one-woman show about the cycles of secrecy and the power young women hold over their futures, directed by National Theatre Wales’ Associate Director, Julia Thomas.

Written during the Irish referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment in 2018, Cotton Fingers originally formed part of National Theatre Wales’ NHS70 Festival, celebrating the National Health Service’s 70th birthday.

The female led production will tour to venues in Belfast, Derry~Londonderry, Dublin and Bray from May 22 until June 8 2019, marking one year since the historic referendum took place.

Announcing the tour, National Theatre Wales’ Artistic Director, Kully Thiarai said: 'We are very excited to be making our debut across the Irish Sea, bringing this funny, poignant but important production to audiences in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Marking a year since the historic referendum, Cotton Fingers highlights the stark differences between women's rights on either side of the border. It’s a fantastic work of snappy Welsh writing, made by an extraordinary trio of talented women.'

National Theatre Wales is a multi-award-winning theatre company that has been making English-language productions in locations all over Wales, the UK, internationally and online since March 2010.

Tickets for Cotton Fingers at the MAC are on sale now at the or call box office on 028 90235053.