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


Presented by Big Geurilla Productions

Written, Directed & Performed by: Seamus O’Rourke

Age Suitability: 15+

Running Time: 90min –  no interval

Caretaker – Tea Maker and Grave-Digger…how do you get noticed on your last day?

Hugh Spotten is the local Handyman. He is about to receive an award for his contribution to the community… but all is not what it seems in a small town, falling in on itself. Seamus O’Rourke explores friendship, relationships and how best to get noticed on your last day. The Handyman is hilariously funny, yet a poignant poetic look at small-town life in rural Ireland.


In this mix of Rhyme and Reason… O’Rourke manages to re-immerse himself in the fun of theatre and storytelling..’


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 Productions) 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

Tue September 27th 2022 – 8:00 pm
Skehana Community Hall
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Wed September 28th 2022 – 8:00 pm
Dunmore Town Hall
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Thu September 29th 2022 – 8:00 pm
Fohenagh Community Centre
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Fri September 30th 2022 – 8:00 pm
Kilcoona Social Centre
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Sat October 1st 2022 – 8:00 pm
The Mall Theatre
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Sun October 2nd 2022 – 8:00 pm
The Storehouse
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With support from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport & Media