“Grit your teeth James. This may hurt”
Ruthless enforcer “Mad” Padraic is considered too crazy for the IRA and he’s sorely trying the patience of his INLA comrades.
Padraic cares about one thing, and one thing only – and it’s not the fight for Irish independence. It’s his little black cat, Wee Thomas.
When he learns that Wee Thomas has been killed, Paidraic rushes home to the island of Inishmore, much to the relief of the Belfast drug-pusher whose nipples he was about to remove.
But as Padraic pursues revenge, and bodies pile up in his wake, his soft spot for Wee Thomas may prove to be his downfall.
From the award-winning writer of 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' comes this brazen and unapologetically blood-curdling farce. Comedy and violence combine in a darkly funny portrait of rivalries among terrorists for whom killing, torturing and bombing are just day-jobs.
“One of the greatest and most improbable comedies of the decade” The Guardian
Director Deborah Mulhall
Set Designer/Builder Tom Bannerman
Lighting Designer Priyanka Martin
Sound Designer Patrick Eades
Vision Designer Alex Rowe
Dialect Coach Gavin Leahy
Production Manager/Assistant Director Mark G. Nagle
Props Makers Scott Robertson, Eddie Richards
Stage Manager Gundega Lapsa
ASMs Che Walsh-Kemp, Chantelle Von Appen, Victoria Lewis, Renee Halse
LX/SX Assistant Patrick Blacker
Operators Ole Borch, Becky Matthews
Lloyd Allison-Young, Michael Becker, Alice Birbara, Steve Corner,
Angus Evans, Patrick Holman, James McCrudden, Nicholas Sinclair
24 April - 26 May
Previews Tue 24 & Wed 25 Apr 7:30pm
Opening Night Thu 26 Apr 7:30pm
Thu - Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Final performance Sat 26 May 2pm
$30 concessions, groups (6+)
$22 New Theatre Members
$20 previews, Thrifty Thursday
School groups: $22 per student, accompanying teachers free. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to book