'Nursery' by Aoife Martyn in Ballina Arts Centre - Visit North Mayo

‘Nursery’ by Aoife Martyn in Ballina Arts Centre

Ballina Arts Centre are delighted to present Nursey, written and performed by Mayo actor and real life medical professional Aoife Martyn.

Nursey is a hysterical and heartfelt comedy about an overzealous young nurse from the West of Ireland who leaves her remote Mayo home to heal the sick and destitute of 1970s Dublin. Led by the spirit of Florence Nightingale, Nursey considers herself to be the best nurse in Ireland. Despite her many mishaps, this enthusiastic caregiver wants to be promoted up from the stroke ward immediately. She’ll do anything that her vocation demands.

Performed on Sinead Purcell’s striking set to the backdrop of beautiful, original music by composer Shell Dooley – this hilarious, multifaceted play puts the duality of the nursing profession under the microscope in all its catastrophic and uplifting glory.

DIRECTED BY: Clare Maguire 


SET DESIGNER: Sinead Purcell 

LX: Eoin Lennon 

COMPOSER: Shell Dooley 


NURSEY was developed @ Scene + Heard Festival 2020 and later with Fringe Lab 50 and The Abbey Theatre’s ‘Engine Room’ initiative.

Ballina Arts Centre