Written, Directed & Performed by: Seamus O’Rourke
Age Suitability: 16+
Running Time: 55min – no interval
There is hope for all of us, no matter how bleak things might seem!
The story revolves around a Cavan man who is shipped off to London at the age of 17… goes through bouts of depression, obesity and anger issues…finds and loses love, comes back to Ireland to more misfortune and mayhem and yet there is HOPE. This is a story full of hope, where laughter and tears join hands and race us through forty years of a life, not much different to our own. This is Seamus O’Rourke doing what he does best, 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 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
Tickets must be pre-booked. Please contact the Box office: 0876076745 (10am-5pm) phone only – no texts please.
Performances will be in a large tent with open sides so please dress for the Irish weather.
Masks or face-coverings must be worn on arrival and departure from the venue.
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Big Guerrila Productions is Seamus O’Rourkes own production company.