Myra’s Story


Tue 19 Sep – Wed 18 Oct 2023: Tue at 19:30 and Wed at 14:00

Set in Dublin, MYRA’S STORY has been the smash hit of the past three Edinburgh Fringes.  Playing to packed houses, standing ovations and five-star reviews, it has been described by many as the finest, funniest, most heartbreaking piece of theatre they have ever seen.  Audiences laugh and cry (often at the same time) as Myra sweeps them along on an exhilarating rollercoaster ride of emotions.

About Myra’s Story 

MYRA’S STORY follows a day in the life of middle-aged, homeless Dublin street drinker, Myra McLaughlin. As she begs from passers-by at her regular spot by Ha’Penny Bridge, she relives her incredible backstory. Playing all the larger than life Dublin characters, male and female, acting out all the hilarious/tragic/heartbreaking events from her past that have led her to this pitiful state.

You’ll laugh with Myra. You’ll cry with Myra. What you’ll never do … is forget Myra.

The Creatives of Myra’s Story 

MYRA’S STORY is penned by Irish playwright Brian Foster. His character Myra is an amalgam of people he knew combined with true events he himself experienced growing up in his native Derry. Foster’s other works include The Trophy CollectorThe Most Haunted House in DerryThe Butterfly of KillybegsA Miracle in Ballymore, From The Camp To Creggan. 



The Connection

You can donate to The Connection here

At every performance of Myra’s Story, we will be supporting The Connection at St. Martin’s by holding nightly bucket collections.

They are a homeless charity based just a 5-minute walk from our theatre.

The Connection open their doors to everyone who needs a place to call home. They support people sleeping rough in the heart of London, helping them to recover and find their way off the streets.

The Connection get to know every person they work with, going the extra mile to understand their needs and hopes for the future, and being creative about finding help and solutions.

The journey can be long, and it’s not an easy path. But The Connection take heart, stick with people and don’t give up, supporting them to find their own way home.

You can donate to The Connection here