Axis Ballymun, Ireland

Rearing is Sparing


Rearing is Sparing is a love letter to the mothers of Dublin's North Inner City and beyond.

Axis Ballymun is delighted to commission and present the world premiere of TKB's new play.

“If you’re rearing a child of your own, be sparing with your judgment. No one sends their child out to do a bad turn.”

Meet Maria and Anita. Two mothers whose lives have been changed forever by the actions of the other’s son. They’re not defending what he done. They’re not denying what he done. They’re not proud of what he done. But they stand here before you, to talk about their sons.

For ages 16+. Contains strong language.


Axis, Ballymun is supported by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council.

Tickets are sold on an unreserved seating basis, patrons will be informed of their seating allocation on arrival at the venue.

Directed by Jason Byrne

Starring Karen Ardiff & Denise McCormack

Produced by Niamh Ní Chonchubair

Dramaturgy Laura Honan


axis: Ballymun


29 Sept


30 Sept - 2 Oct, 8pm

On Demand Dates
4-10 Oct


€14- €16


60 mins. approx, no interval