16, 19-20, 23 October - Duck, Duck, Goose
Dates and Times:
Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny, 16 October 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Lyric Theatre, Belfast, 19-20 October
Belltable Limerick, 23 October, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Post Show Discussion - Saturday, 23 October
The post show discussion will be hosted online
Tickets: €25 - €28
Duck, Duck, Goose follows the story of Chris Quinn, a young man who, in an attempt to help his friend, becomes deeply embroiled in a rape allegation. As the rules change, and confusion reigns supreme, Chris struggles between loyalty, love and doubt.
Full of moral ambiguity and psychological complexity, this viscerally-charged new play by Caitríona Daly constantly shifts our perspective on ideas of consent, trust, and trial by social media.
Duck Duck Goose by Catríona Daly was developed as part of Fishamble's A Play for Ireland initiative between 2017 and 2019. This was a two-year process in association with Draíocht, The Everyman, Lime Tree Theatre/Belltable, Lyric Theatre, Pavilion Theatre, and Town Hall Theatre.
This play is the second to have been produced by Fishamble through this programme.
Fishamble is an Irish theatre company that is passionate about discovering, developing and producing new plays of national importance with a global reach, while championing the role of the playwright.
Written by Caitríona Daly
Directed by Jim Culleton
Produced by Eva Scanlan
Performed by John Doran, Naoise Dunbar, Caitríona Ennis, Liam Heslin, Aidan Moriarty, and Roseanna Purcell
Set and Lighting Design by Paul Keogan
Costume Design by Saileóg O'Halloran
Music and Sound Design by Carl Kennedy
Movement Director Bryan Borroughs
Jim Culleton and Catriona Daly will discuss the production during an online post-show discussion Saturday 23 October, 7-8pm
Caitríona Daly is a writer from Dublin. Her plays include Panned, Test Dummy (Irish Times Theatre Award Best New Play Nominee 2016) and Normal (Dublin Fringe 2017: Fishamble New Writing Award Nominee and First Fortnight Nominee).She was a participant in Six in the Attic, an Irish Theatre Institute initiative, from 2018-2019 and a participant on the inaugural Abbey Works programme in 2019. She is currently under commission with The Abbey Theatre and Fishamble: The New Play Company.
Jim Culleton is the artistic director of Fishamble: The New Play Company, for which he has directed productions on tour throughout Ireland, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US. His productions for Fishamble have won many Irish and international awards, including Olivier, The Stage, Scotsman Fringe First, and Irish Times Best Director awards. Jim has also directed for Audible, the Abbey, the Gaiety, the Belgrade, 7:84 Scotland, Project, Amharclann de hÍde, Tinderbox, The Passion Machine, the Ark, Second Age, Dundee Rep, Draíocht, CoisCéim/Crash Ensemble/GIAF, RTÉ Radio 1, Frontline Defenders, Amnesty International, Little Museum of Dublin, Fighting Words, RTÉ lyric fm, Soho Theatre, Scripts Festival, Vessel and APA (Australia), TNL (Canada), Solas Nua and Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Odyssey (LA), Origin, Irish Arts Center and 59E59 (Off -Broadway), as well as for Trafalgar Theatre Productions on the West End, and IAC/Symphony Space on Broadway. Jim has taught for NYU, NUI, GSA, Uversity, the Lir, Villanova, Notre Dame, UM, UMD, and TCD.
Fishamble is an Irish theatre company that is passionate about discovering, developing and producing new plays of national importance with a global reach, while championing the role of the playwright. It harnesses the imaginative power of theatre to provide audiences with a diverse range of contemporary, compelling and heartfelt dramatic works, and typically supports over 50% of the writers of all new plays produced on the island of Ireland each year. Fishamble thinks nationally and reaches globally, touring its productions to audiences throughout Ireland, and to 19 other countries, and has received many awards in Ireland and internationally, including an Olivier Award.
Fishamble is funded by the Arts Council, Dublin City Council, and Culture Ireland.