Big Guerilla Pre-Christmas Productions

October 21, 2015 |  by

We’re gearing ourselves up for a Pre-Christmas Tour with not one but FOUR of our productions hitting the road including; Victor’s Dung – The Whole Story, Indigestion, Padraig Potts’ and The Sand Park. 

It’s going to be a busy few months on the highways and byways as the dynamic Seamus O’Rourke returns and his two merry elves Tommy Sharkey and Charles McGuinness to entertain the masses around our fair land. So spread the word – O’Rourke is back and in a town or village near you soon! Details on all four productions are listed below including the venues, dates and times.

Victor’s Dung – The Whole Story

With Seamus O’Rourke, Charlie McGuinness & Tommy Sharkey

Victor’s Dung is set in a farm yard, complete with its very own dung heap, outdoor toilet and rather poor broadband reception. It is the comic tale of Victor Maguire, a crude, vulgar, abrupt, un-PC Cavan farmer who gets a surprise one Friday morning. We are then taken on whirlwind journey through Victor’s somewhat sad and unconventional life, meeting up with many a strange bucko along the way… Hold on to your hats… and your sweets (because there may be Cavan people in the audience)… this could get messy…

TOUR DATES 

Thursday 5th November 
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo

Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 071 9161518
www.hawkswell.com

Saturday 7th November 
Roscommon Arts Centre

Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 090 6625824
www.roscommonartscentre.ie

Thursday 12th November
Garage Theatre, Monaghan
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 047 39777
www.garagetheatre.com

Friday 13th November 
Riverbank Theatre, Newbridge

Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 045 448327
www.riverbank.ie

Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th & Friday 27th
Corn Mill Theatre 

Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 049 4339612
www.cornmilltheatre.com

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November 
Backstage Theatre, Longford 

Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 043 3347888
www.backstage.ie

Thursday 10th December
Linenhall, Castlebar  

Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 094 902 3733
www.thelinenhall.com


 

Indigestion 

With Seamus O’Rourke

Indi­ges­tion came about after a chance meet­ing with a fella of my age and stature… he had a great story to tell and although it was a tough life he had led, he remained upbeat and pos­i­tive. I just thought, with the times that are in it, it was an impor­tant story to get out there. There is hope for all of us, no mat­ter how bleak things might seem.  

The story revolves around a man who is shipped off to Lon­don when he is 17… goes through bouts of depres­sion, obe­sity and anger issues… finds and loses love, comes back to Ire­land to more mis­for­tune and may­hem and yet there is HOPE and loads of fun in that story too, there has to be, it’s real and in real­ity laugh­ter and tears are never far from each other and that’s even more true when you bring sto­ries to the stage. The reac­tion to the play so far has been great, because I think it is hope­ful and pos­i­tive and real. 

TOUR DATES 

Thursday 22nd October 
Corlagh Community Centre, Co. Cavan 

Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 086 8507222

Friday 23rd October 
Bailie Hotel, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan 

Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 042 9665334

Saturday 24th October 
Fenagh Community Centre, Co. Leitrim 

Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 071 9645590

Sunday 8th November 
Kilcock GAA Clubhouse, Co. Kildare

Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 01 628 7977

Saturday 14th November 
Elphin Community Centre, Co. Roscommon  

Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 086 2686995

Sunday 15th November 
Mullahoran Parochial Hall, Co. Cavan 

Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 087 8515262

Wednesday 18th November 
The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton  

Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 071 9855833

Friday 20th November  
Ballyconnell Community Centre, Co. Cavan 

Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 087 6369553


 

Padraig Pott’s Guide to Walking 

With Seamus O’Rourke

The play fol­lows the life of Padraig Potts McK­eir­nan, who has a habit of just eat­ing what­ever is on his plate, metaphor­i­cally that is, from grow­ing up near the tiny rural vil­lage of
Drum­namee, County Leitrim in the 70’s and 80’s to falling in love with Sil­via Lang, a per­fect protes­tant girl… to mar­ry­ing Mary Tague, the priests house­keeper, who he never really liked… to get­ting rid of Mary Tague and her mother, who he claims invented vine­gar… and even­tu­ally to the real­i­sa­tion that the world isn’t as big as he first thought.

TOUR DATES 

Thursday 29th October 
Castle Dargan Hotel, Co. Sligo 

Time: 8:00pm | Tel: 071 9118080
www.castledargan.com

Friday 6th November 
Athlone Springs Hotel, Co. Westmeath 

Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 087 8115484
www.athlonespringshotel.com

Thursday 19th November 
Siamsa Tíre Theatre, Tralee 

Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 066 7123055
www.siamsatire.com


 

The Sand Park

With Seamus O’Rourke

The Sand Park is the some­times hilar­i­ous account of how James Anthony Low­ery, a man in his mid fifties, came to terms with the death of his son, fif­teen years ago and now more recently, his wife Rose. It’s a play about rural Irish life and the way we cope with the inevitable, it’s a play about how life and death and humour and love and sad­ness all live in the same house together… and then a strange thing happens…

TOUR DATES 

Saturday 31st October
The Haggard, Moyne, Co. Longford 

Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 087 1835064

Friday 20th November 
Ballyconnell Community Centre, Co. Cavan 

Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 087 6369553



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