This is a story about an ant called Amy (an award-winning ant I might add), her brother Andy and a Brown Spider.
Amy the ant works very hard. When she wins the Employee of the Month Award, Amy feels happiness that drives her to work even harder. However it is only with the help of a Brown Spider that Amy finds true happiness by embracing her brother’s memory in the everyday. A charming and moving story about a busy little ant who learns to slow down.
A Roscommon Arts Centre Production, written & performed by Julie Sharkey and directed by Raymond Keane.
Schools: Digital version available, see online booking form.
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Julie Sharkey, from Ballaghaderreen in Co. Roscommon, trained at the Gaiety School of Acting and holds a Diploma in Drama in Education and an MA in Drama and Theatre Studies from UCC. An Ant Called Amy toured nationally in 2022. Recent theatre credits include Éist in Westport Townhall Theatre, No Magic Pill by Christian O’Reilly for Galway Town Hall Theatre and Dublin Theatre Festival, and National tour of In The Midst of Plenty by Amy Day. Film & TV credits include The Last Right, Mammal, Fair City, Red Rock, The Clinic. Julie is currently developing a new play Chicken Wings in Peace collaborating with Mikel Murfi and Ella Clarke.