Blackwater Valley Fit Up | 24th Jan - 18th Feb 2024



Under the Bed

Presented by Big Guerilla Productions

Written by: Seamus O’Rourke

Directed by: Bairbre Ni Chaoimh

Performed by: Seamus O’Rourke & Arthur Riordan

Age Suitability: 15+

Running Time: 1hr 40min –  10min interval

Samuel Beckett meets Steptoe and Son in this story full of heartache and humour.

Seamus O’Rourke once again brings us a story full of heartache and humour, as a pair of aging, mrural, bachelor brothers arrive at a point in their lives, where decisions have to be made about certain things… well the buying of a television for one…and one subject leads to another and the next thing, they’re bringing up all kinds of ‘auld shite’ that could have been left under the bed along with everything else.

Eugene McPartland is woken by his brother Pat in the middle of the night in 1979. Not only does Pat wake him, but he has his good suit on him too… and a light on in the bedroom and another on the landing… and as well as burning up the electric, he now wants to talk.


★★★★  ‘Irresistible, heartfelt, and entertaining’ – The Arts Review


Seamus O’Rourke is a writer, director and actor and an independent producer with his own company ‘Big Guerilla Productions’. As a writer, his plays include ‘Ride On’ (Liven’ Dread 2011) ‘dig’, ‘Down’ and ‘The Trappe Family’ (Corn Mill Theatre) ‘The Halfway House Hotel’ and ‘Stale Mate’ (Canal Studio-Backstage Theatre) ‘For Club and County’ (Moth Productions) ‘dig’, ‘Victor’s Dung’ and ‘My Aunt Bee’ (Big Guerilla Prod- uctions) and his three One-Man-Shows, ‘The Sand Park’, ‘Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking’ and ‘Indigestion’ (Big Guerilla Productions).

As a director, he has directed with The Corn Mill Theatre, Back- stage Theatre, Moth Productions and his own company, ‘Big Guerilla Productions. Apart from his own material, those plays include ‘The Cavalcaders’ and ‘A Handful of Stars’ by Billy Roche‘,’Stolen Child’ by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh and Yvonne Quinn, ‘The Pitch’ by Shane Connaughton, ‘Arrah Na Pogue’ by Dion Boucicault, ‘The Quare Land’ ,‘Danger Money’ and ‘The Cavan Curse’ by John McManus.

Dates & Venues

Tuesday July 31st – 8.30pm
Island Cottage Gallery, Heir Island
Tickets at door or online

Wednesday August 1st – 8pm
Community Hall, Kilcrohane
Tickets at door or online

Thursday August 2nd – 8pm
Community Centre, Timoleague
Tickets at door or online

Friday August 3rd – 8.15pm
Bank House, Whiddy Island
Tickets at door or online

Saturday August 4th – 8pm
Lecture Theatre (Camp Church), Rerrin, Bere Island
Tickets at door or online

Sunday August 5th – 8pm
Community Hall, Ballydehob
Tickets at door or online

Please note our online ticket sales will be limited to 30% of the overall capacity of each venue and intended to complement our usual tickets at the door policy.

Big Guerrila Productions is Sean O’Rourkes own production company.