Katie Mag at Smock Alley

November 4, 2013


Katie Mag, a new play by Jennifer Rogers for Roundhouse Productions, is your age-old ‘ugly, duckling’ tale where a country girl, the titular Katie (Amy O’Dwyer), with her taste for books in bed and sugary tea, is transformed into a swanlike fashionista after meeting the capricious Mags (Kelly McAuley) in college. Before this, her female influences included a condescending schoolmate, a mother who – as played – seemed permanently pregnant (and stoned) and Auntie T, who speaks louche language with a cigarette and aerosol husk. What precisely Mags does for Katie is unknown. What she gets in return is abundantly clear. All expenses paid and hero worship.

Originally Published in the Irish Theatre Magazine

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