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


This Ebony Bird

A Blood in the Alley presentation

West Cork Fit-up Festival, 2013

Written by: Micheal Lovett
Directed by: Geoff Gould
Performed by: Denis Foley, Anthony Morris and Fiona Condon

Running Time: 80mins – no interval

The date is September 29th 1979, the night prior to the Pope’s visit to Limerick. It is also the night Batty Spender, a local sacristan, tackles his demons. He has seen a lot of things he shouldn’t have seen, heard a lot that he shouldn’t have heard and he needs to tell someone.


“Beautifully staged…viciously funny”
Sunday Times

“Darkly comic it has a raw heart”
Sunday Tribune

“Major credit for this startling Irish debut”
Irish Examiner

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