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.
Zara Devlin - Dee
Diarmuid De Faoite – Richie/ Frank Howe/ Mr. Delahunty
Maeve Fitzgerald - Mary Martin/ Noreen Flaherty/ Glamour
Peter Gowen – Foley/ Mr. Kelliher/ Jim Flaherty
Aisling Kearns - Donna
Patrick Ryan- John Martin/ Brendan/ Pa Carmody
Jarlath Tivnan - Jamesie/ Tomas/ Lawrence Walsh
Written by Kevin Barry
Directed by Andrew Flynn
Set Design - Ger Sweeney / Andrew Flynn / Brian Moroney
Lighting Design - Ciaran Bagnall
Sound Design - Carl Kennedy
Costume Design - Sara Ben Abdullah
Scenic Painter and Backdrop Design - Ger Sweeney
Technical Manager - Ronan Gallagher
Stage Manager - Rae Visser
Set Construction - Brian Moroney
Props - Mattie Hynes
Producer - Gerry Barnes
Graphic Design - Brendan Foreman
Website and Social Media – Yes Man Media
Marketing – Jamie Monagan
Photography – Darragh Kane
Transport - Mark Byrne