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


Presented by Big Guerilla PRoductions

Written, Directed & Performed by: Seamus O’Rourke

Age Suitability: 15+

Running Time: 55min –  no interval

How a big hearted Offaly farmer comes to terms with the fun of life and the ritual of death.

The Sand Park is the sometimes hilarious account of James Anthony Lowery, a big country man in his mid-fifties, coming to terms with the death of his son, fifteen years ago and now more recently, his wife Rose. It’s about the fun of life, the ritual of death and what happens when either one is altered.


‘Seamus O’Rourke’s play The Sand Park is the uplifting and sometimes hilarious account of how a big hearted Offaly farmer comes to terms with the death of two family members.’ – The Viking


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’, ‘My Aunt Bee’ and ‘From Under the Bed’ (Big Guerilla Productions) and his four One-Man-Shows, ‘The Sand Park’, ‘Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking’, INDIGESTION and ‘And thank you…’ (Big Guerilla Productions).

Dates & Venues

Mon August 5th 2019 – 8:00 pm Aughadown GAA Pitch Tickets at door

Tue August 6th 2019 – 8:00 pm Bank House Whiddy Island* Tickets at door

Wed August 7th 2019 – 8:00 pm Kilcrohane Community Hall Tickets at door

Thu August 8th 2019 – 8:00 pm Timoleague Community Hall Tickets at door

Fri August 9th 2019 – 8:00 pm Sherkin Island Community Hall* Tickets at door

Sat August 10th 2019 – 8:00 pm Rerrin Lecture Theatre* Tickets at door

Sun August 11th 2019 – 8:00 pm Ballydehob Community Hall Tickets at door

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

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