Sat 5 Dec

The Herd by John McCarthy (2020)

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Presented by The Everyman
5 Dec 2020

The Everyman presented a rehearsed reading of The Herd, by John McCarthy, as part of Play It by Ear, a programme of shows for The Everyman stage and available on live audio broadcast.

The last cow of an infamously dangerous herd lies dead in Tess’s front room. Soon the entire community is fixed on properly waking the animals that held them in thrall for generations. And Tess is keen to finally get going on the front room renovation. With strong music and language from the off, this big-hearted ode to family and relationships — and death and butchery — explores a world on the cusp of change, and the far-flung consequences of one animal’s end.

Creative Team

Written & Directed by John McCarthy
Sound Design Fiona Sheil

Cast

Tess: Katie Holly
Thaddeus: Dominic Moore
Delphine: Irene Kelleher
Joe: Timmy Creed
Mildred: Amber Deasy
Gob Rot: John McCarthy

THE HERD_Mini Programme

Running time 117 MINS

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