Siamsa Tíre

Frank Pig Says Hello

Frank Pig Says Hello

Co-Motion Media

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Tickets €18 / €16

Pat McCabe's groundbreaking play tours in a new production that brilliantly captures the legendary original.

Desperately funny and yet deeply tragic,

FRANK PIG SAYS HELLO is one of the great classics of modern Irish theatre.  It tells the story of Francie Brady growing up in a small Irish town in the 1960s and his descent towards a brutal act that shocks his community.

Described as, “ of the saddest and funniest tales I have seen.” (The Irish Times); A masterpiece” (The Evening Herald) and, “ extraordinary piece of theatre.” (The Sunday Independent)the original production coincided with McCabe's Booker-winning novel of the same story entitled, The Butcher Boy. The play distils Francie's infamous narrative into a riveting evening of pure, concentrated theatre.

Featuring mesmerising performances by two actors, Darragh Byrne and John Ruddy, Frank Pig is regarded as one of the most vivid, hilarious and heartbreaking evocations ever seen on a stage of an Irish childhood and adolescence gone wrong. From the opening live trumpet notes over an image of a happy, comical boy acting the piglet, to the breathtaking depiction of a dark deed, this is theatre at its most entertaining and gripping best.

Directed by Joe O'Byrne

Performed by Darragh Byrne and John Ruddy with Set Design by Robert Ballagh and Lighting Design by Conleth White.

Suitable for 12+, contains strong language.