A Love of Goodbyes

Written & performed by Mary-Frances Doherty


“But what about us? – We’ll always have Paris.” 

Goodbye to a lover.  Goodbye to a friend.  Goodbye to a childhood dream.  Goodbye to a man who needed more time, to a friend who will never know, and a city you once called home.


A funny and touching performance that explores the ephemerality of life and our attempts to make it all make sense.


Age Guidance: 14+

Approx. running time: 35 minutes



"Celebration - shock and denial - pain and guilt - anger and rebellion - depression and loneliness - acceptance - they all played a part in the piece that encapsulated what it's like to find someone only to have to let them go. The grief here is palpable and I'd imagine a lot of this is personal experience...A strangely compelling, unusual and rather quirky piece...you may just fall a little more in love."


Darragh Doyle



Previous Performances:


The Crescent Arts Centre. Belfast

For The Crescent Arts Young People’s Theatre

Thursday 22nd September 2011 at 6pm


The Black Box. Belfast

For Tinderbox Theatre Company’s Outreach Group

Thursday 28th July 2011 at 11am


The Brian Friel Theatre, Belfast

Pop-Up Pick ‘n Mix Festival 2011

Saturday 18th June 2011 at 9pm

Sunday 19th June 2011 at 2pm


Project Arts Centre, Dublin

The Theatre Machine Turns You On: Vol II

Friday 18th February 2011 at 7pm


The Arches, Glasgow

Arches Live! 2010

Saturday 18th September 2010 at 6.30pm