The Guide

Two trailblazers ask, What now? in the modern Ireland they helped create

The Peacock stage hosts a double bill of heartfelt, funny memoir-plays by Tara Flynn and Panti Bliss, who campaigned for Repeal and marriage equality respectively, about how it was for them and ‘what they are even for’ now that the campaigns are over

Monologue: Tara Flynn in Haunted, at the Abbey Theatre until December 3. Picture: Ruth Medjber

Tara Flynn and Panti Bliss have found themselves in a strange position. The two performers made their name as subversives: their comedy shows have challenged the way women and queerness are represented in popular culture. Having spent the last decade campaigning for women’s bodily autonomy (Flynn) and marriage equality (Bliss), they are suddenly on the wrong side of 50, questioning their purpose in an Ireland now defined by its liberal social mores; an Ireland where ...