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The 8th

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting

About the show

This Irish world premiere centers around two siblings grieving the loss of their father. More…

From the the show:

A year after the death of their father, Saoirse and Tomas return home for his one-year anniversary mass. The family still deep in grief continue to argue over the suspicious manner in how Dennis died. While tensions rise inside the house, outside the people of Ireland are equally divided as they prepare to vote on whether to repeal the eighth amendment and legalize abortion in the most contentious social issue Ireland has seen since its independence.

Member Reviews (7)


Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting
Avg Score

Perfect balance of emotional family drama with the right amount of comedy

See it if You love well written and well acted family dramas

Don't see it if You are bothered by thick Irish accents

Also Clancy and Nightingale are absolutely perfection as mother and daughte... Read more Read less

Relevant, Family drama, Entertaining

See it if you want a very good family drama displaying generational differences of a family in Ireland.

Don't see it if You want a fast-paced story. The script could be trimmed to speed up the action and the two +1s felt unnecessary.

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in Irish plays that focus on church and family and the issues of suicide and abortion within that context.

Don't see it if You do not want to see family dynamics and conflict during the lead up to the 8th amendment vote in 2018.

Irish quaint rural family drama

See it if you'd like a family drama, on 1st anniversary of the dad's suicide & the eve of Ireland's repeal of its 8th amendment banning abortion.

Don't see it if You dislike controversy about abortion, suicide or family escapism when things don't go well, or when siblings & parents don't get along.

Also Given the stellar cast, I expected better. The timing was off, the scr... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Refreshing, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if Pleasantly surprised and the 3rd time to this little theater. If you like Irish songs/ballads and Irish plays this is very envy.

Don't see it if If you don’t like Irish plays/songs or small theater spaces.

Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Topical and yet history

Don't see it if Don’t like Irish stories

Relevant, Must see, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like independent theater, Irish themes, great acting, incredible writing and a thought provoking story.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to difficult topics, such as abortion or suicide.

“The 8th” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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