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How To Keep An Alien (Ireland)

Rough Magic (Ireland). Writer Sonya Kelly. Performers Sonya Kelly & Paul Curley. Director Gina Moxley.

In a story about falling in love and proving it to the government, Edinburgh Fringe winner Sonya Kelly relates a tearfully funny, tender memoir about securing an Irish visa for her Australian partner, Kate.

Join her madcap odyssey from the stony townlands of Ireland to the tropical depths of the Queensland bush, as she and Kate take on ‘the visa people’ and travel the long and winding road of bureaucracy to prove their love.

It’s a tricky business coming from opposite ends of the earth. It takes an Olympian will and the heart of whale, but above all else, paperwork. It takes a hell of a lot of paperwork.

Presented in partnership with Auckland Arts Festival and Wanakas Festival of Colour.


Exquisite. IRISH TIMES

Inventive and delightfully magnetic theatre. NZ HERALD

This is a very, very funny show… and one to fall in love with. GUARDIAN (UK)


UPSURGE Festival 2017 - How To Keep An Alien (Ireland)


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