“An exceptional piece of new writing” Le Cool.
'Spry, entertaining and well performed.' - The Irish Times
'Fishes is a provoking piece which boasts an array of humour, surprise, darkness and truth.' - Meg.ie
This funny and disturbed drama by David Fennelly, originally presented as a work in progress, opened to great acclaim as part of Collaborations Festival 2013. It returned for a successful run in Smock Alley in December 2013 followed by an acclaimed month long run in Bewley's Cafe Theatre from March to April 2014.
The show is performed by David Fennelly and John Doran and directed by John Morton.
Set in a dingy flat in present day Dublin, a smell of mouldy bread and crusty clothes wafts its way through the nose of poor Larry’s inner thoughts. Desperately passive, Larry unintentionally shines a scorching and painful spotlight on the modern day 'typical Irish Man', this sorely resonates with our famous and historic Irish male psyche. Greeting his dole officer, Eldridge, in his dressing gown - he is unemployed, heartbroken and hung-over. In truth, he is paralysed by our national pastime and excuse for everything - drink.
With the exception of his drinking buddies, he is friendless. Today he sees his world collapsing around him through the fresh eyes of Eldridge, the first person to actually listen to him, and is faced with the reality that everything is not 'grand' and if he does want things to work out he needs to wake up and take life by the balls.
We will be playing in one of Kilkenny's favourite venues, Cleeres, for 4 nights only from June 11th - 14th. Tickets are €10 and can be booked on 056 - 7762573.