Blackwater Valley Fit Up | 24th Jan - 18th Feb 2024


West Cork Fit-up Festival, 2016


Tue 26th – Sun 31st July – 8pm

Harder Faster More

Red Bear Productions presents:

Harder Faster More

Written & Directed by: Tracy Martin
Performed by: Aoibhéann McCann, Charlene Gleeson, Clare Monnelly

The Hilarious and heart-breaking depiction of the Intertwined lives of modern women in a world where sex sells.With all the action taking place over the phone Harder Faster More gives the audience the feeling of listening into other people’s conversations.Some funny and entertaining, some of painful and heartbreaking. All have one thing in common: exploitation of sex.

Part of Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival 2015 and nominated for the Fishamble New Writing Award 2015

Age Suitability 16+

Audience Quotes:

” utter sensitivity to the issues explored …………….totally serious yet entertaining – a meaningful, provocative and engaging night out.”

“superb passionate and funny ….. brave and honest new work.”

“one of those shows that stayed with me for a long time after…  sucker punches you one minute and you’re laughing the next”.

“unsettling, spot on and funny and features three stellar performances who tread the thin line between the horror and comedy of certain realities for women the world over”.

” a slick, well crafted play full of clearly realised material.”

“superb, beautifully paced, …….real characters talking about real things to real people.”



Running Time: 65 mins No Interval

Age suitability: 16+ Adult content and strong language.

Dates & Venues:

Tue. 26th July 2016 – 8:00pm
Bank House , Whiddy Island
Lantern 2 Ferry from Bantry pier
[opposite maxol petrol station].@6:00,7:00 & 7:30

Wed. 27th July, 2016 – 8:00pm
Community Hall, Kilcrohane

Thu. 28th July, 2016 – 8:00pm
Community Hall, Glengarriff

Fri. 29th July , 2016 – 8:00pm
Community Hall, Sherkin Island

Sat. 30th July, 2016 – 8:00pm
Parish Hall, Goleen

Sun. 31st July, 2016 – 8:00pm
Community Hall, Ballydehob

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Playwright, Director:

Tracy Martin is the Artistic Director of Red Bear Productions. In 2014 she was nominated for the Stewart Parker Award for Red Bears production of WRAPPED, which she wrote and directed. Other previous writing credits are THE WIRE, PARANOID? and THE LICKY RAKE SHOW, all of which she also directed.  Previous  directing  credits  Include  I AM MY OWN  WIFE  for  Glass  Doll,  DANNY  AND C HATELLE  (2012) by Phillip McMahon , IN ON IT for Good Dog Theatre, TXTS Project Arts Centre, POLICE IN WONDERLAND and @ROUGE nominated for Best Spiegeltent Show. She previously produced for Tall Tales Theatre Company, touring work nationally and internationally.


AOIBHÉANN MCCANN trained at the Oxford School of Drama. Theatre credits include: STARS IN THE MORNING SKY (Belgrade Theatre); MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and TAMING OF THE SHREW (Iveagh Gardens); WRAPPED (Red Bear). Screen include: 1916:THE GPO (An Post): THE BREAK (Stanley’s Deathpark), CUMANN NA MBAN 100 (TG4), SOULSMITH (Feature). Radio: YUMMY MUMMIES, MATCHES and MELVILLE (Henchman Prod.).

CHARLENE GLEESON trained at the Gaiety School of Acting. Screen credits includes PENNY DREADFUL (Showtime); DRACULA UNTOLD; ERNESTINE AND KIT (Simon Bird); THE DRAFT; 100 DEGREES (Jason Barry); TROUBLE IN PARADISE and SARAH & STEVE (RTE). Theatre includes:, THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD (Abbey Theatre).

CLARE MONNELLY trained at the Gaiety School of Acting. Screen Credits: MOONE BOY (SKY), SCUP for (TG4 & BBC), SMITTEN (RTE), BRAND NEW U (Finite Films). Theatre includes: BIG MAGGIE (Druid), RIDE ON! (Livin Dred), BROADENING (Glass Doll), ALONE IT STANDS (Tour 2013), THE BACHELOR OF KILKISH (Bottom Dog), KING LEAR (Sackville Prod).