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


Presented by Rowan Tolley Company

Written, & Directed by: Rowan Tolley

Performed by: Frank Farrell

Age Suitability: 14+

Running Time: 55min –  no interval

Deep within the Irish soul, the story of one life but many selves.

TURF takes an audience on a visual and emotional journey where the narrative resonates with echoes of tradition and reality. Situated somewhere deep within the Irish soul, it tells the story of one life but many selves. TURF searches for the truth in a hidden landscape. Sculpture, Installation, Performance, it explores not how to hold the TURF but how the TURF takes a hold of you. At the mercy of nature, the block waits to cut, to spread, to foot, when it moves it lives.


TURF takes the audience on a sensory exploration where the story resonates with echoes of tradition and reality.– Town Hall Theatre

A truly unique piece of theatre in every sense of the word’  The Glens Centre


Frank Farrell is a Longford based actor and physical performer. His work extends across traditional theatre, physical-movement theatre, site specific theatre and film.

Dates & Venues

Wed January 18th 2023 – 8:00 pm
Ballynoe Community Centre
Tickets at door

Thu January 19th 2023 – 8:00 pm
The Mall Arts Centre Youghal
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Fri January 20th 2023 – 8:00 pm
Bartlemy Parish Hall
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Sat January 21st 2023 – 8:00 pm
St George's Arts and Heritage Centre
Tickets at door

Sun January 22nd 2023 – 8:00 pm
The Palace Theatre, Fermoy
Tickets at door