Kilkenny’s Pandora Theatre Company return to Cleere’s Theatre on November 8 and 9 with the premiere of Darren Donohue’s latest play, A Bucket Full of Fire.
Building on the success of their flagship production last year, Pandora are once more extremely excited to showcase new writing upon the Kilkenny stage. Pandora is also looking forward to working again with Darren. He has had quite a year and is quickly carving out a reputation as one of Ireland’s up-and-coming playwrights.
His tiny play Tuesday Evening (following the news) was selected by Fishamble last March from over 1,600 scripts to run as part of their Tiny Plays for Ireland project. In April, his play The Bird Trap was produced in London as part of the The Lost Theatre Festival. Over the summer months he worked with The Abbey Theatre’s outreach department writing companion pieces to Tom Murphy’s The House. These pieces were performed in The Abbey Theatre and broadcast on RTE’s Arena. His latest play received a rehearsed reading in The Project Arts Centre as part of this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival.
A Bucket full of Fire is a daring, adventurous piece of new writing. As dawn approaches six people gather around a well and a bed. They amuse, torment and comfort each other but only the strongest among them will survive the night. The play is rich in comedy and lyricism, leaning heavily on symbolism and the magic of the theatre.
The cast includes John Morton, Simon Toal, Sinead O’ Brien, Grace Barry, Vincent Browning and Paul Travers. Directed by Vincent A O’ Reilly and supported by Kilkenny Arts Office this promises to be an unforgettable night of theatre.
Ticket Bookings: 056-7762573. Tickets price: €10. Start time: 8pm. Duration: 50 minutes.