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


Presented by Big Geurilla Productions

Written & Directed by: Seamus O’Rourke

Performed by:
Seamus O’Rourke
Charlie McGuinness
Tommy Sharkey

Age Suitability: 16+

Running Time: 70min –  no interval

Comedy sees Cavan farmer confront life’s big questions

Seamus O’Rourke’s mad, galloping tale of cantankerous Cavan farmer, Victor Maguire and the ghosts of his past, present and maybe future. It’s full of philosophy for beginners – it’s smeared in sadness, but there’s lots of accidental joy. If only we could win a prize.


★★★★  ‘Funniest thing in years’ – The Irish Times

★★★★  ‘Not much in it for us…’ – PC WORLD


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’ and ‘My Aunt Bee’ (Big Guerilla Productions) and his three One-Man-Shows, ‘The Sand Park’, ‘Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking’ and ‘Indigestion’ (Big Guerilla Productions).

As a director, he has directed with The Corn Mill Theatre, Back- stage Theatre, Moth Productions and his own company, ‘Big Guerilla Productions. Apart from his own material, those plays include ‘The Cavalcaders’ and ‘A Handful of Stars’ by Billy Roche‘,’Stolen Child’ by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh and Yvonne Quinn, ‘The Pitch’ by Shane Connaughton, ‘Arrah Na Pogue’ by Dion Boucicault, ‘The Quare Land’ ,‘Danger Money’ and ‘The Cavan Curse’ by John McManus.

Dates & Venues

Fri February 11th 2022 – 8:00 pm
Bartlemy Parish Hall
Tickets at door

Sat February 12th 2022 – 8:30 pm
Ballynoe Community Centre
Tickets at door


Sun February 13th 2022 – 8:00 pm
The Palace Theatre, Fermoy
Tickets 025-32042

With support from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport & Media