Following her reading of the opening story from her book, Full of Grace, at the inaugural Broadly Speaking event in January, Patricia has been invited back to read another story. As at the first event, she will be accompanied by Jamie Moore who will provide musical punctuation.
Organised by Broadstairs Lit, Broadly Speaking is a welcome new initiative to the area. The first event was standing room only - there's obviously a demand for such events! It will continue on the final Sunday of each month.
This is a FREE event.
THE ARCHIVE, 17 Military Road,
RAMSGATE CT11 9LG
There is sometimes a stage in a woman’s life
when she looks at her daughter and sees herself and
looks in the mirror and sees her mother.
Mirror, Mirror is a collage of the writing of some of Canada’s foremost women writers (Margaret Atwood, Sylvia Fraser, Margaret Laurence, Alice Munro and Gabrielle Roy) selected and adapted by Patricia Mahoney for the stage to portray the complexities of female relationships particularly the bond between mother and daughter. The play reflects and celebrates the lives of girls and women.
Mirror, Mirror has had several critically acclaimed professional productions in Canada.
The Mothers’ Day reading on Sunday 11 March at The Archive, Ramsgate will be the first UK outing for Mirror, Mirror.
Readers for this event include: Katharine Elvin, Miranda Peacock, Jane Pulford and Lucy Warwicker with musical punctuation by guitarist, Jamie Moore.
Reviews for Mirror, Mirror from Canadian press
‘warm, human, touching’
‘a lovely, lovely piece of work.’
Admission is FREE but booking is recommended.
Click here to book.
Patricia has devised a spoken word presentation of Full of Grace.
The presentation consists of Patricia reading six of the twelve stores from Full of Grace with guitarist Jamie Moore providing musical interludes. The presentation lasts 40 minutes without interval: 1 hour including a 20 minute Q & A and no interval or 75 - 90 minutes with an interval followed by a Q & A.
This spoken word event has been well received wherever it has been performed. The launch event at the Tom Thumb Theatre in Margate sold out a week in advance. Other venues have included Conquest House in Canterbury and The Jermyn Street Theatre in London's West End.
In 2017, Patricia and Jamie presented Full of Grace at the POW! Thanet Festival celebrating International Women's Day and at the Whitstable Literary Festival - in Whitstable Castle.
The Canadian premiere of Full of Grace took place in Ottawa in April 2017.
Patricia and Jamie have also been invited to attend meetings as guest speakers. On these occasions, after a brief talk, Jamie plays some instrumental music and Patricia reads one or two of her stories followed by a Q & A.
‘Patricia and Jamie have done some live performances of excerpts from the book ….
if you get the opportunity to attend one, I recommend you do.’
Annie Watson, Thanet Watch
'Audience members in the Undercroft of Conquest House were mesmerised...
Brigitte Rennie, Artistic Producer
'A magical evening, which we would happily welcome back.'
Artistic Director / Creative Producer
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Patricia at the Whitstable Literary Festival, May 2017
'Lovely presentation of her work.
Tricia is not only a great writer, using situations and words that project you back
to childhood and adolescence, but she has the ability to energise her characters in her delivery.
IsleWriters are fortunate to have such an accomplished writer in their group.
The musical accompaniment in the pauses was lyrical and gentle. Thank you!'
Joe Eddington, IsleWriter
Full of Grace Book Launch at Tom Thumb Theatre, 15 April 2016
'A magical afternoon only a few steps away from Canterbury's tourists
but it took us to another continent and another time.'
Jill Anabona Smith
Reading / performance of Full of Grace at Conquest House, 1 May 2016.
'Patricia Mahoney's live reading of stories from Full of Grace was moving and entrancing.
Audience members in the Undercroft of Conquest House were mesmerised, each identifying in their own way with the central character of Mary Margaret. Patricia's delivery was gentle and well-measured yet there was a playful hint of impending mischief or some comical disaster just below the surface.
Original guitar music composed and played by Jamie Moore added to the over all atmosphere.
Brigitte Rennie, Artistic Producer