Theatre - 12th - 16th February
Winners of the 2012 'The Lir Revival Award'; Talking Shop Ensemble and Shaun Dunne present 'Death of the Tradesmen' from Tuesday 12 February – Saturday 16 February 2013 at The Lir Academy, Pearce Street, Dublin.
This talented group of young creatives collaborate once again to bring the story of Willy, a 54 yr old tradesman who’s feeling the effects of the economic downturn to the stage. Drawing on real life and real relationships, this theatre piece reflects how unemployment and lack of hope can result in shifting roles within the family unit with changing attitudes and the consequences that this brings. Dunne and fellow actor Lauren Larkin perform an emotional, honest and straightforward portrayal of crumbling self respect, humour in the face of adversity and finding hope in desperate situations.
'This is smart, effective and authentic theatre, with two strong central performances from Dunne and Larkin' irishtimes.com
'...thought provoking and entertaining' thejournal.ie
'...this story is told with impassioned honesty and straightforwardness' Irish Theatre Magazine