Sole Purpose Productions and Zero Waste North West present

Mothers Out Front 
by Edie Shillue
Produced and Directed by Patricia Byrne
Performed by Abby Oliveira, Carmel McCafferty and Muire McCallion

What happens when women get fed up?

After five years of ‘thinking globally and acting locally’, to raise awareness of climate change three women –tired of being ignored- decide to protest in Dublin. The protest coincides with a global economic summit. One woman takes a wrong turn, ends up at the summit and decides to singlehandedly change the protest. She kidnaps a certain American, determined to exchange him for a 'different' type of ransom. 

How far would you go to save the only planet you ever had? 


We had a brilliant tour of Mothers Out Front in May 2019, with great audience responses and standing ovations. The project was a great success!


Ten performances took place in:
The Crescent Arts Centre Belfast
An Coire Maghera
The Derry Playhouse
The Alley Theatre Strabane
Enough Stuff Festival
The Environmental Gathering
The Gasyard Feile
The Stendhal Festival


Representatives from Zero Waste North West, Friends of the Earth, the Green Party (Clare Bailey MLA),
Greenpeace UK, Love Screen Stop Mining, Protect Slieve Gallion, UK Student Climate Network and the
Biodiversity Officer and Climate Manager from Derry City and Strabane District Council took part in post
show Q+A panels.


Ten Climate Change workshops were coordinated and facilitated by Zero Waste North West.


This project is supported by The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.





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Sole Purpose is a company limited by guarantee, registration number NI37481 and is recognised by the Inland Revenue as a charity, reference number NIC100618