ONE of Cork’s favourite daughters is about to get the theatre treatment.
SONIA, a play celebrating Olympic and World Champion runner Sonia O’Sullivan, will run for four nights in the Everyman Theatre in June.
This one-woman play, written by award-winning writer John Sheehy, features an intense physical performance from Cora Fenton, who has known Ms O’Sullivan for decades.
“It’s going to be the first theatre piece about me which is very exciting and I’ve enjoyed meeting with CallBack Theatre to discuss the play as it develops,” Ms O’Sullivan said. “I first met Cora 20 years ago, she was testing my fitness whilst working as an exercise physiologist. Little did either of us think that 20 years later she would be playing me on stage.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing how my career transfers from the track to the theatre.”
SONIA, directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks, will premiere at Friars’ Gate Theatre in Kilmallock on June 17 and will be at The Everyman from June 25 to 29. Tickets are on sale now from everymancork.com.