Maura Walsh chats to best-selling Novelist, Dramatist and Director Martina Reilly, ahead of her play A Tale Of The Expected which is running from 7th December – 27th January

A Tale of the Expected is a sister play to her well-received Breathing LessonsThis play is a bitter sweet comedy, uplifting and emotional. it’s about a clash of personality, families and cultures. Lana is eighteen and pregnant and the reluctant father Roman (aka Mr. Party Central) and his family run the local chipper. The only thing that the couple have in common is that they both love to watch re-runs of Deal or No Deal….not the most promising start or is it…………..

Martina is the author of bestselling novels Things I Want You To Know and Something Borrowed among other award-winning titles LivewireDirt Tracks and a finalist for her short Killing Me Softly. Her latest book is a courtroom thriller called Proof.
“Reilly is a skilled storyteller.” – Sunday Independent
“Pacy and engaging” – Irish Independent 
Martina has the wonderful knack of combining sensitivity for a serious subject with a big dose of humour”  Irish independent.
Martina is one of the best – Irish Examiner.