Monday, 22 February 2016

ALL THUMBS on deck... One week to opening night..

Poster design by Pam Lockey

A slightly twisted comedy about love... and thumbs.
One particular thumb. 
very particular thumb.
In a jar.
And Lena, she was minding her own business. 
She had work to do, cleaning the lab, night after night....
But love stories never begin the way you expect them to... 
                                 ... and Lena was never one to waste an opportunity... 

My new play, ALL THUMBS opens in the International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 
on Feb 29th, running until March 12th. It's the story of a under-appreciated, hot blooded 
woman who steals a thumb from a lab, grows a man and keeps him hostage. 

Like I said. A love story.

Small wonder many of my friends and associates wonder about me!

It runs on a variety of dates:

29 Feb - 4th March  and 7th March - 11th March (ie Monday to Friday ) at 7pm....
And from 2-5th March (Weds to Sat) and 7 - 12th March (Mon to Sat) at 1pm.

The International Bar itself is listed as one of the top ten pubs in the whole of
Dublin... great atmosphere; a deeply historic and unspoilt pub. There will be special
deals such as soup and a sandwich for a fiver for those attending the show.
Photo by Barbara Henkes

And this is the amazing Julie Lockey who has taken hold of 
my script, throttled it kindly, won it over - it was hers from 
the minute she read it - and who, from Feb 29th at 7pm, will 
bring my lovely Lena to life. Facebook/allthumbsplay; on twitter @allthumbsplay or #allthumbsplay.

 Bookings : 086 1663363 or


A bit about me. Determined to be a playwright from a young age. First really really bad play written when I was 16. Since then, things have improved. Now officially an award-winning playwright and screenwriter with 13 productions of stage plays that include the Focus Theatre, Smock Alley, Theatre Upstairs, Waterside (Derry), Cork Arts Theatre and BBC Radio 4. 

Possibly best known in the screenwriting field of the creation of PUNKY, an animation series which broke new ground globally simply because the main character was a child with Down's syndrome. (Played wonderfully by Aimee Richardson) 

FRIED EGGS: Theatre Upstairs;  Aug 11-22nd 2015

"The two characters are portrayed with remarkable skill by Karen Connell, who conveys 

the neurotic core of Eloise and the sensuous indulgence of Lulu with beautiful understatement. 
A lot of credit must go to the careful staging, directed by the author, Lindsay Jane Sedgwick." 
- Michael Moffatt, The Irish Mail on Sunday
"Sedgwick’s script plays with the fragility of the human psyche whilst also engaging the 

audience for its 60 minute running time. This is, beneath the surface, a complex tale of
how we either consciously or unconsciously deal with trauma and the impact it can have 
on our lives."
- David Keane, The Public Reviews
"This slow-paced, deeply emotional and very organic play tells us a story of “two selves”. 

The last piece of the season is surely going to be one of the most memorable ones."       
- Yana Patrakova, Unforgettable Lines
"The writing is powerful, the subject matter gripping, and the performance by Karen 

Connell is winsome and compulsive. A brave and engaging piece of theatre, do yourself 
a favour and take some time to see it."   
- Caroline Farrell, The Librarian's Cellar 

SALT ON OUR SKIN: Feb/Mar 2013 in Smock Alley Theatre

Audience feedback:

“Excellent, exciting, beautiful new piece of writing.”
“Absolutely brilliant.... Gut wrenching.”
“Great show, beautifully written and performed. Lindsay’s writing is poetic and I found 
myself smiling aloud...”
“A beautifully crafted little gem. Mesmerizing. Deserves a longer run.”

BY MR FARQUHAR: Sept 2013, Waterside Theatre, Derry.

Audience feedback:

“BY MR FARQUHAR was a complete and utter joy to watch."
"[We were} totally and and utterly captivated throughout."
"Truly beautiful... A privilege to see it. It deserves to be seen by many, many more 

audiences "

FUR DOESN’T HURT Cork Arts Theatre and tour 1997

Brilliantly written play...Fascinating… language which is rich and full of 
powerful imagery.”
 - The Examiner, Oct 1997;

“Magnetic...a masterpiece of unusual, highly dramatic yet entertaining theatre 
that will live long in our memories.”
- East Cork newspaper, Nov 1997


Focus Theatre, Dublin, 1997.

“Gripping psychological drama… a startlingly good piece of writing.” 
  -           Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent

Cork Arts Theatre, 1996

“A terrifying piece of theatre. I have a feeling this is not the last time we will see 
this play. It deserves to be done again and again.”
- Don McMullin, Adjudicating Judge

“An absolutely superb thriller. The writing was very tight, very intense.”
-      June McCarthy, Judge, Ibid.

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