by Kevin Barry / Directed by Andrew Flynn
Local women cool their heels on a slow night in a small town. A bewildered man steps off a country bus in search of his identity. Lonesome men occupy an early house in search of companionship.
These are just three of the scenarios played out in Kevin Barry’s wonderfully imagined and riotously entertaining play. Throw in a lust–deranged poultry farmer, a gigantic taxi driver stricken with chilling visions, and you have a stunning, provocative and richly comic collection from a writer of unique gifts.
There Are Little Kingdoms chronicles life in the towns and cities of a changing land, where a strange new music sounds, where there are many uncertainties and absurdities, but where still there’s laughter in the dark – which echoes as compassion.
This is a place where everything is changing, and where everything remains the same.