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The New Irish Playbook

Little Shadow Theatre Company

Little Shadow Theatre Company are giving some of the best up and coming writers, directors and actors a chance to showcase the immense talent this country has in this entirely original collection of short plays.

15 – 20 May | 8pm | Boys School

New Years Eve by David McGregor, directed by Des Shanrahan
In The Manor nursing home Mr Collins and the other elderly occupants are preparing to celebrate the coming New Year at 12pm in The Afternoon on New Years Eve. Mr Collins is not happy about his current state and is going to let his nurse ‘Laura’ know all about it.

Twenty Minutes Waiting written and directed by Joe O’Neill
Barry & Vanessa are in a state of stillness waiting for the Results that could possibly change their lives forever.

The Passing written by Alice Kinsella, directed by Eoin Wickham
Brought back together after many years by a tragic event, exes Ciarán and Helen take time alone to reminisce. But is it too easy to fall back into old patterns when faced with a difficult situation?

Patrick written by Nadine Flynn, directed by Rachel Bergin & Claudia Kinahan
‘Patrick’ is an examination of one man’s inner monologue as he struggles to free himself from his past. When an innocent man he once failed to defend is released from prison, Dustin must come face to face with his demon, Patrick.

Suicide Tuesday written by Hugh Hick, directed by Chris Kelly (running May 18th, 19th & 20th)
Richie’s having one of those days where he can’t seem to get out of bed. He gets them every day. His housemate Dick can’t shift him. Neither can a 9-5 job or an intervention by a well-intentioned poet. Perhaps a repo-man can do the trick. A surrealist fever dream exploring the bizarre world created by lethargy and ennui.

Noir 2000 written by Luke Shanahan, directed by James O’Connor
Set to the backdrop of a world reminiscent of film noir, a man is faced with a decision: cling to what is left of his lousy career, or flee the deadbeat town he lives in and get back home. No matter what path he chooses, the only certainty that lies ahead is that nothing is certain.

Between the Dawns written by Manus Boyle Tobin, directed by Paul Nugent (running May 15th, 16th, 17th)
Two islanders find themselves outside what they believe to be an early-house. They wait for someone to open up so that they might have a night-cap or the hair of the dog, maybe both. They are “between the dawns”. Their lives beyond the bench will wait as they attempt to stave off bouts of remorse and self-pity, sometimes crooning, other times hooting and howling.

About the company…

Little Shadow Theatre company has a bright history after debuting in the summer of 2015. Our first production “Goodbye To Marie” written by Joe O’Neill ran across Dublin (including Smock Alley) and has since had an Irish Tour. Little Shadow Theatre Company also had The New Irish Playbook 2016 staged in The Sean O’Casey Theatre. Most recently Little Shadow has staged “Franner & Joey” and “The Boy with the Halogen Hair” by Eddie Naughton in the Teachers Club and Venom so Sweet by Roger Gregg in Theatre Upstairs.

€10 tickets for groups of 8+

Tickets €15/€12 conc.

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