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

Small Halls and Potholes

Written, Directed and Performed by: Little John Nee

Age Suitability: 14+

Running Time: 90mins – no interval

An evening of eccentric songs and strange stories.

Little John’s shows combine lyrical comic storytelling with original music and songs played on
a variety of intriguing instruments creating magical soundscapes. “There are parts of Ireland that are less explored than the moon that’s where I go to get my songs.”


‘We rode a wave of emotion with him, the peaks and the troughs. And afterwards, we felt good, better than we had a couple of hours earlier. Everyone was smiling. Reflective smiles that come with having been privy to something special.’ – The Budapest Times


Little John Nee is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s leading solo theatre performers, his songs have been praised by John Prine and his theatre shows have received critical acclaim in the UK and in the US. He received an Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Sound Designer for “Sparkplug” and the subsequent RTE Radio Drama adaption won a prize at the prestigious Prix Italia 2013. He was elected to Aosdana in 2016. A book of his haiku “The Apocalypse Came On A Friday” was published the same year. “Small Halls and Potholes” has travelled to Hungary, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Vienna as part of a “Five Cities Tour.”

Dates & Venues

Tue February 5th 2019 – 8:00 pm
Muintir na Tíre, Buttevant
Tickets at door

Wed February 6th 2019 – 8:00 pm
Ballynoe Community Centre
Tickets at door

Thu February 7th 2019 – 8:00 pm
Meelin Community Hall
Tickets at door

Fri February 8th 2019 – 8:00 pm
First Fruits, Watergrasshill
Tickets at door

Sat February 9th 2019 – 8:00 pm
Mitchelstown Town Hall
Tickets at door

Sun February 10th 2019 – 8:00 pm
The Palace Theatre, Fermoy
Tickets at door

Please note: tickets available on the door and doors open 30min before show start time.