RTÉ Radio 1 Drama On One

Mouthpieces by Eimear McBride

The door opens. The door closes. And then there are more..

Mouthpieces by Eimear McBride

 A new radio work by the acclaimed author of A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing  and The Lesser Bohemians. Mouthpieces is performed by Eimear McBride and Aoife Duffin.

Mouthpieces divides into three miniature plays, each depicting a fragment of female experience, all of them in the author's vivid, original and sharp-witted style.

In The Adminicle Exists, we hear the inner voice of a woman who saves her troubled, dangerous partner; In An Act of Violence, a woman is quizzed about her reaction to a man’s death; In The Eye Machine, the character ‘Eye’ tells of her imprisonment, flickering through a slideshow of female stereotypes.

Mouthpieces was written over the course of McBride’s Creative Fellowship at the Beckett Research Centre, University of Reading. The opening piece, The Adminicle Exists will be published in the Faber Anthology, Being Various: New Irish Short Stories, edited by Lucy Caldwell, in May 2019.

Performed by Eimear McBride and Aoife Duffin.

Sound Design and Sound Supervision: Gar Duffy

Dramaturg: Jesper Bergmann

Broadcast Co-ordinator: Jarlath Holland

Producer: Kevin Brew

Series Producer: Kevin Reynolds.

Group Head of Drama and Comedy, RTÉ: Shane Murphy

1st TX  Sunday 31 March 2019
Duration 21mins18secs