Fishamble: The New Play Company is delighted to present the world premiere of a new work by Donal O’Kelly entitled ‘Little Thing, Big Thing’ on Saturday, March 15th in The Source Arts Centre, Thurles.
In recent years Fishamble has toured its award-winning productions extensively and this Fishamble commission (in partnership with Strollers Touring Network) will continue to bring new work to even more audiences in Ireland.
Donal O’Kelly is one of Ireland’s foremost socially engaged playwrights. In this new stream-of-consciousness thriller, ‘Little Thing, Big Thing’, he pulls out all the stops.
You make a promise to someone: you have to keep it. You may not want to, but you must. And that little thing, leads to a bigger thing and big and powerful people start to take notice - and they won’t want you to keep that promise. But you have to keep going, don’t you? And you have to keep going until you find more people, and more people to make this little thing a very big thing indeed.
In Nigeria, a frightened child puts an old roll of film into the hands of Dublin-bound teacher Sister Martha. In Dublin, ex-con Larry, with a wounded backside, has to get out of the city to rob a convent. Meanwhile, Scarab Oil plans to unleash its new clean fuel of the future. The film roll Martha is carrying attracts the urgent interest of some very powerful and ambitious people.
Directed by Jim Culleton, ‘Little Thing, Big Thing’, features Sorcha Fox (‘The Cambria’, ‘The Adventures Of The Wet Señor’, ‘Bogboy’) and Donal O’Kelly (‘Catalpa’, ‘Bat The Father Rabbit The Son’, ‘Jimmy Joyced!’, ‘The Cambria’) as Martha and Larry who take a high octane jump into the brutal world of international energy skullduggery and awaken passions they thought were long behind them.
‘Little Thing, Big Thing’ features at The Source Arts Centre on Saturday, March 15th (8pm). Tickets €16 (€14 concession). For all bookings call the box office on 0504 90204 or visit www.thesourceartscentre.ie.
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