What good is looking well when you're rotten on the inside?

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Supported by the Arts Council, Galway City Council, Galway Theatre Festival, Mermaid Arts Centre and Áras




I am delighted to be working with Emma O'Grady as one the directors on her solo show for the Galway Theatre Festival.

One month before his death, retired civil servant and man of few words Paddy O’Grady had a sudden urge to talk. Using a portable cassette tape recorder, he recorded 15 hours of stories about leprechauns, aliens and lonely pharmacists; absurdist political satire and musings on life, love and death.

In this new production Paddy’s granddaughter, Emma O’Grady, examines the fractured and fragile personas we present to the world, who we might be behind them, and who we could be instead.

This is a piece about emotional inheritance and grief for wasted creativity that serves as both a tribute and a warning. Click here for a trailer of the show.