Country & Irish – Nenagh Arts Centre

Country & Irish

A man, a banana and a tape recorder. 

…and a bomb.

Donie Burris has a whole heap of troubles facing him: with his girlfriend, her son, Albanian gangsters, the Longford mafia and a very overbearing mammy. How can he get them all off his back? He imagines himself as the star of his own gangster movie, and he won’t go down without a fight…

Fight 2Flight Theatre presents the world stage premiere of Patrick Mc Cabe’s play Country and Irish, a hilarious but savage portrait of a man at the end of his rope, starring Peter Gowen.  It is a wild joyride that pays homage to film noir, Samuel Beckett and even the Teletubbies – a startling, provocative fever dream. Featuring a soundtrack of terrific music worthy of the title. Country and Irish is like nothing else you’ll see this year

McCabe’s absurd tragic-comedy brought to life in a crowning performance by Peter

Gowen, making for an unforgettable encounter” The Arts Review

“Pat McCabe has done a skillful job in bringing his anti-hero to life… sad and funny in equal

parts… The play is more than well served by a layered and touching performance by Peter Gowen” Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent

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  • Start Date
    May 20, 2023 8:00 pm
  • End Date
    May 20, 2023 9:00 pm
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