In Previews: Opens Jul 25 | Chelsea

Little Gem

From 2 member reviews
Members say: Slow, Confusing, Must see, Absorbing, Moving

About the show

Equal parts comic and poignant, Irish playwright Elaine Murphy’s debut play about three generations of North Dublin women won the top prize at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008. More…

From the show:

One year can bring extraordinary change; just ask Amber, Lorraine, and Kay, three generations of North Dublin women who find themselves suddenly facing the unexpected. Young Amber’s case of indigestion – or perhaps it’s a brutal hangover? – grows into something more, while her mother Lorraine discovers salsa dancing after an incident at work leads to therapist-suggested self-care. Grandmother Kay, on the wrong side of sixty, but not dead yet, struggles to take care of a personal itch while adjusting to life as a caretaker for her beloved Gem. As the year moves forward, the women confront their individual challenges with courage and humor, finding strength in one another and discovering the beauty and complexity of family.

Member Reviews (2)


Slow, Confusing, Must see, Absorbing, Moving
Avg Score

During previews
Moving, Must see, Great writing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if A superbly written work with moving performances that kept me engrossed all 100 minutes. Beautiful and touching, but also funny.

Don't see it if You prefer plays where the actors interact the whole time. It’s 3 interwoven monologues.

During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if This was basically alternating monologues by the three actors who happened to be family members. Average play didn't do much for me.

Don't see it if You prefer more lively dialogue and interaction between actors. I attended the first preview

“Little Gem” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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