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Tiger’s Eye Theatre presents ‘The Sisters of CastleKnock House’ for Limerick Fringe

Tiger’s Eye Theatre presents ‘The Sisters of CastleKnock House’ for Limerick Fringe

Limerick’s Tiger’s Eye Theatre company new comedy play The Sisters of CastleKnock House will make its Limerick debut at this year’s Limerick Fringe.

An innovative new piece of writing by Irish playwright Niall Carmody, receiving its world premiere at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. Directed by Niall Carmody & Shane Hickey-O’Mara, performed by Eleanor O’Brien (Ger), Johanna O’Brien (Jo) and Maria Oxley-Boardman (Fran). The play has gotten rave reviews with The Edinburgh Playhouse calling it a “Fantastic new black comedy and a real gem of a show.”

Fran, Jo, and Ger Conrad live in isolation. They spend their days vigorously preparing for an attack that may never occur. Their best form of defence? Fake beards! The Sisters of CastleKnock House is a black comedy that explores the bond between three sisters as their world crumbles around them after the sudden death of their autocratic father. They are faced with their worst fears as they scramble to find their place in this new reality.

Tiger’s Eye Theatre (TET) is a new, professional, award-winning ensemble from Limerick, Ireland, comprised of Niall Carmody, Shane Hickey-O’Mara, Eleanor O’Brien, Johanna O’Brien, Maria Oxley-Boardman, Patrick Flannery and Eimhin O’Meara.

Previous work includes Play on Words by Nial Carmody (Limerick Fringe 2018, Edinburgh Fringe 2017, Smock Alley Scene & Heard Festival 2017: Winner of the Limerick Fringe Emerging Artist Award 2018) and a sold-out production of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (No.1 Pery Square). In June 2018 Tiger’s Eye staged three rehearsed readings in Chez le Fab, Limerick: Lysistrata by Aristophanes, The Colleen Bawn by Dion Boucicault and St Joan by George Bernard Shaw.

“Fantastic new black comedy … a real gem of a show” – The Edinburgh Playhouse.

“The Sisters of Castleknock House is funny, with quality ensemble playing and a surprising edge to its satire.” – Fringe Guru

“Our pick of edfringe ‘18” – Hot Tin Roof

For more information contact Shane Hickey-O’Mara email [email protected].


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