The Poor Mouth

Bónapárt Ó Cúnasa, is a resident of Corkadoragha - a remote region of Gaelic speaking Ireland where it never stops raining and where everyone lives in desperate poverty (and always will).  Having embarked on  a series of blood curdling adventures, Bónapárt  has landed up in prison on a false murder charge. "Safe in jail and free from the miseries of life" he begins to write the most affecting memoir of our times.

"Magical realism" The Irish Times

Written by Flann O'Brien Adapted for stage by Jocelyn Clarke Director by  Niall Henry Features Blue Raincoat Ensemble Ruth Lehane, John Carty, Ciaran McCauley, Nichola MacEvilly & Jean-Marie Perinetti Design/Set Finishing Jamie Vartan Lighting Design  Barry McKinney Stage Manager Niamh Devaney Sound Design/Multi Media Joe Hunt Make-up Artist Sharon McCormack Set Construction Tommy Devaney & F Sturges Props and Costume Construction  We gratefully acknowledge the invaluable assistance of Ann Devaney, and Ronald and Brigit Beemster.

The production premiere took place in 2011 at The Factory Performance Space, Sligo. The production went on tour showing at Project Arts Centre November 2012 and The Tron and The Traverse Theatres in Scotland June 2013.


Photo by Steve Rogers