Charolais
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Charolais

Bigger Picture Projects

Thu 11 Jun 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €12 conc // Dur: 65 mins (no interval)

‘I watch him pull the cow from the ditch with his bare hands, her big eyes rest on me dead calm as he leans into her and she gives in all trust. I hate that fuckin’ cow’.

‘Charolais‘  takes the age old tale of female jealousy and gives it a new twist: the other woman is cow, a literal one, a purebred Charolais heifer. Siobhan’s boyfriend is a farmer who devotes considerable attention to his prize heifer at the expense of his very pregnant girlfriend. Siobhan has developed a homicidal jealousy for this Charolais and is feeling equally murderous towards her snobbish soon-to-be mother in law.

WINNER – Bewley’s ‘Little Gem Award’ – Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014

Written and performed by Noni Stapleton.
Directed by Bairbre NÍ Chaoimh.
Produced by Tom Dowling.

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LISTEN ... to Noni Stapleton & Tom Dowling (Bigger Picture Projects) on The John Murray Show

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"A fast-paced, witty, and intensely emotional tale filled with laughter, loss and despair." ★★★★ Irish Times

"Noni Stapleton as performer and writer has created a triumph." No More Workhorse

"Often hilarious, spectacularly humane and still keeping the bizarre elements in the mix ... Noni Stapleton is a rising star." Cork Echo

The Matchmaker
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The Matchmaker

Directed by Michael Scott. Starring Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny

Fri 26 Jun 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / Early Bird: €14 (book before 07 April 2015)

Michael Scott’s iconic production of John B Keane’s hit comedy play The Matchmaker returns starring two of Ireland’s favourite actors, Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny. Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy. The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Keane, an avid observer of people and the cultures that bind and create their view of the world uses ‘The Matchmaker’ as an exploration of rural loneliness. Using his inimitable way with words and his sense of devilment and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely country people and creates a marvellously colourful world, taking us back to a simpler time, when phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders!

Early Bird: €14 (book before 07 April 2015)

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