FISHAMBLE: THE NEW PLAY COMPANY Presents
The infamous Scarab Oil Company is looking to expand its operations
In Nigeria, a frightened child tells Sister Martha her dying father's request. "Take this old film roll and bring it to Henry Barr in Ireland. Trust no one."
Back in Ireland, the film Martha is carrying attracts the urgent interests of some very powerful and dangerous people.
Meanwhile, "ex-con" Larry's plans to rob a convent are interrupted when he inadvertently joins Martha on the run. The ensuing chase thrusts them into the world of international oil skullduggery, awakening passions they thought were dead.
This darkly comic thriller from Fringe First winners Fishamble and Donal O'Kelly is "an enjoyable fast paced play that never lets you catch your breath." (No More Workhorse, Ireland)
"DIRECTOR JIM CULLETON'S ENJOYABLE PRODUCTION CAN EFFECTIVELY DO NO WRONG...O'KELLY FINNESSES THIS DECEPTIVELY BREEZY, CAREFULLY CONSTRUCTED STORY WITH HIS SIGNATURE IMAGISTIC, ACTION-ORIENTED APPROACH TO LANGUAGE...FOX AND O'KELLY'S WINNING DOUBLE ACT...A LITTLE SUBVERSIVE, BUT THAT EFFECT CAN BE BIG ENOUGH."
-Irish Times ★★★★
"IMPECCABLE... IT HAS AN ENDING THAT WILL STOP YOU SHORT"
-The New York Times
"LITTLE THING, BIG THING GRABS HOLD AT THE START AND NEVER LETS GO, A REAL TREAT!"
"ENERGETIC, NONSTOP PERFORMANCES... DELIGHTFUL TO WATCH!"
Supported by Culture Ireland.
Part of 1st Irish Festival.