Written by Donal O’Kelly
Directed by Jim Culleton
Performed by Sorcha Fox and Donal O’Kelly
Following a hugely successful run in Ireland, Fishamble (Silent, Forgotten, The Pride of Parnell Street, Swing) returns to the CCI with this political thriller by Donal O’Kelly. In Nigeria, a frightened child puts an old roll of film into the hands of Dublin-bound teacher Sister Martha. In Dublin, ex-con Larry has to get out of the city to rob a convent. Meanwhile, Scarab Oil plans to unleash its new clean fuel of the future. Sorcha Fox and Donal O’Kelly play Martha and Larry who find themselves embroiled in the brutal world of international energy skullduggery and awaken passions they thought were long behind them.
“Exciting and incredibly fast paced, [this] is another success for O’Kelly… The two work brilliantly together, with the chemistry between them strong from the start and unwavering for the duration of the piece.”
(**** The Public Reviews)
“Fox and O'Kelly's winning double act [is] structured like an old-fashioned caper [with] charmingly hokey narrative… A little subversive, but that effect can be big enough.”
(**** The Irish Times)
Fishamble is funded by The Arts Council, Dublin City Council and Culture Ireland.