Playwright and Director, Seamus O’Rourke has become well known in the theatre world for tackling serious contemporary social issues through humour and some very quirky, but recognisable rural Irish characters.
In some parts of rural Ireland, graves are still dug by friends and neighbours of the deceased and not by professional gravediggers. This play is about that ritual and about things that never get said between men – men who played sport together, men who would die for one another, men who would do anything for the ‘cause’ and yet keep their real thoughts a secret to the grave.
From its beautifully realised setting and lighting to its accurately drawn characters. This is a story so powerful and captivating from its opening words, yet so full of wit and humour throughout. O’Rourke himself revisits one of his finest roles as Big Tom O’Donnell and audiences throughout the country are in for a real treat.
Written & directed by Seamus O’Rourke.
Cast: Seamus O’Rourke, Shane Carroll, Tommy Sharkey & Charles McGuinness.