Written and performed by Susie Lamb.
February 20-26, 7 pm (Extra shows 4pm, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26)
The Complex Live Arts Centre
Booking www.tickets.ie or 01-5446922
Horae is an evocative tapestry of storytelling, song and movement which explores the ancient
mysteries of sacred prostitution. What was the true nature of the role of priestess? What did a
sacred sexuality look like? How did the ‘holy whore’ fall so out of power to become a maligned
Horae unearths a fragmented history that sheds fascinating light on modern sexual politics.
Delivered in an intimate style, both informative and moving, this one-woman performance weaves
a radical story around one woman’s body. Horae is a must see for anyone concerned with the topic
of female power and hidden histories.
Written and performed by Susie Lamb, Horae was shortlisted for the Women's International
Playwrighting Conference in 2014. With Dramaturgy by Jeffrey Gormly (Abbey Theatre, Daghdha
Dance Co, nervousystem Theatre Lab) and presented in The Complex, Inner City Dublin’s New
live arts centre, this is set to be an unusual and moving theatre experience….
From Dublin, Susie Lamb has worked for nearly 20 years as an actress in Theatre, Film, TV, Radio
and animation VO. She graduated from the Gaiety school of acting in 2000 and completed an MA
in Dance (Hons) from the University of Limerick (2014-2016).
She has acted in most major Theatres in Ireland in a range of both classical and contemporary
roles : The Glass menagerie, Island Theatre Company; Crabbed youth and age, Bewleys Cafe
Theatre; How the other half loves, Andrews Lane Theatre; Within 24 hours and Another 24
hours, Project arts centre; Big Maggie, An Grianan/Yew tree; Surface Tension, Civic Theatre;
Three Kings, Teatro Lila, Italy; Tine Chnamh, An Taidhbhearc; Stained Glass at Samhain (Town
Hall Theatre, Galway; Dancing at Lughnasa, Aisling Ghear. She played a leading role in Ros Na
Run as femme fatale Suzy McLoughlin for two seasons. She has also played many supporting
roles in Film and TV Drama and performed on Radio in Both Irish and English.
Horae was last performed in the George Bernard Shaw Theatre in Carlow (2016) and in NEST
festival Kilkenny (2014). It was also performed in Cardiff as part of the Magdalena Theatre Project
25 th year celebrations (2011)
Jeffrey Gormly was assistant director to Garry Hynes at the Abbey Theatre Dublin while still a
student. He has written numerous plays, and been commissioned to write by the Abbey Theatre,
Daghdha Dance Company, Dance Ireland, and CREATE Ireland. He has worked as a dramaturge
in dance and theatre for nervousystem Performance Lab and numerous independent artists, most
recently with s-h- i-f- t-s Theatre Company Berlin on Freiheit. Jeffrey has developed a unique
position as an interpreter, in both writing and performance, of contemporary choreographic works,
working in the UK, Finland, Greece, Germany and the US, and has been editor of choreograph.net
for the last 8 years.