Country and Irish - Lime Tree Theatre

Country and Irish

Presented by Fight2Flight Theatre in association with Smock Alley Theatre

Written by Patrick McCabe

Directed by Conor Hanratty

Peter Gowen takes the lead in Patrick McCabe’s Beckett-esque one-man show.

Simply glorious-laughs are irresistibly McCabe.” The Arts Review.

Suitable for age 16+

Country and Irish

Country and Irish

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A man, a banana and a tape recorder…and a bomb.

Donie Burris has a whole heap of troubles facing him: with his girlfriend, her son, Albanian gangsters, the Longford mafia and a very overbearing mammy. How can he get them all off his back? He imagines himself as the star of his own gangster movie, and he won’t go down without a fight.

A hilarious but savage portrait of a man at the end of his rope, starring Peter Gowen. It is a wild joyride that pays homage to film noir, Samuel Beckett and even the Teletubbies – a startling, provocative fever dream. Featuring a soundtrack of terrific music worthy of the title. Country and Irish is like nothing else you’ll see this year.

A layered and touching performanceSunday Independent.

Taps the toes and twangs the heart stringsIrish Independent.

Slick production and deft performanceIrish Times.




  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Masks/face coverings are optional.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
  • On street parking.

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