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The Lonesome West

A Blood in the Alley presentation

West Cork Fit-up Festival, 2015


July 16th – July 26th

Written by: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Rowan Finken, Denis Foley, Martin Lucy, Féadha Ní Chaoimhe
Directed by: Geoff Gould
Set Designer: Dearbhla Mac Manus
Lighting Designer: Michael Lonergan

Running Time: 90mins with an interval

Only Father Welsh is prepared to reconcile the two before their squabbling leads to violent and bloody carnage. Almost John B Keane meets Quentin Tarantino it’s a roller coaster journey to the end…


Rowan Finken: Rowan recently graduated from ‘The Programme’ at Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting. He is from West Cork and has been involved with the Fit-up since 2010. He made his festival début in Blood in the Alley’s production of Under Milk Wood in 2014 and is delighted to be performing at the Fit-up again this summer.

Denis Foley: Denis trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin. Originally from Charleville in County Cork, he has performed extensively in theatre productions throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe and in many film and television productions. Denis is delighted to be making his third appearance at the Fit-up Theatre Festival.

Martin Lucey: Martin is delighted to be working with Blood in the Alley Theatre Company for the 5th time. Having trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London he has worked on stage and all over Ireland, England and Europe. He has worked extensively on film and TV. This is his first time working at the Fit-up Theatre Festival.

Féadha Ní Chaoimhe: Féadha Ní Chaoimhe is an 18 year old from West Cork. She has had 13 years drama experience, including performances in the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, various festivals, drama classes and a few short films. This is her debut professional performance.


This is a comic masterpiece, the blackest of black comedies, where McDonagh’s much loved characters, Colman and Valene, two brothers living alone in their father’s house after his recent death, find it impossible to exist without regular violent disputes over mundane matters.

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Dates & Venues:

THURSDAY 16th JULY – SATURDAY 18th JULY, 2015 – 8:00pm Spike Island Ferry from JFK pier, Cobh [centre of town, across from AIB] @ 7:00pm €10 return pp

TUESDAY 21st JULY, 2015 – 8:00pm Community Hall, Glengariff

WEDNESDAY 22nd JULY, 2015 – 8:00pm Community Centre, Timoleague

THURSDAY 23rd JULY, 2015 – 8:00pm Bank House, Whiddy Island Lantern 2 Ferry from Bantry pier [opposite Maxol petrol station] @ 6:00,7:00&7:30pm €6.00 pp return.

FRIDAY 24th JULY, 2015 – 8:00pm Community Centre, Goleen

SATURDAY 25th JULY, 2015 – 7:30pm Heritage Centre, Bere Island Return ferry form Castletown slip-way @ 6:30pm, [across from SuperValu] (limited seating at venue)

SUNDAY 26th JULY, 2015 – 8:00pm Community Hall, Ballydehob



Spike Island



Whiddy Island

Bere Island