Meet the Boyles: a hilarious, drunken father, a ferociously loyal mother a wounded son and a daughter with “notions”.
Theirs is a family beset by poverty and war but offered the tantalising promise of sudden riches. How that happens and how they react to it is at the core of this wonderful tragicomedy, O’Casey’s funniest and most moving exploration of humour, politics, laughter and impoverished heartbreak.
O’Casey’s work is based in the Dublin tenements, but the circumstance and experiences of the Boyles could have happened in any town or city and, with this in mind, we re-imagined the play as it might have happened in the heart of Cork city.
★★★★ “a fine solid production” – Irish Examiner (Read full review HERE)
“a highly engaging and entertaining new production… well worth seeing.” – Evening Echo
Written by Sean O’Casey
Directed by Ger Fitzgibbon
Starred Michael Sands, Regina Crowley, Jack Healy, George Hanover, Fionula Linehan, Dominic McHale, Tadhg Dennehy, Emma Willis, Tommy Harris, Patrick Cregan, Fiona Kelly, Eoin O’Reilly, Sarah Clerkin and Rebecca McCarthy.