The West Cork Fit-Up Theatre Festival presents “Charolais” this summer on Heir Island!
Winner of the Bewley’s Little Gem Award at Dublin Fringe 2014
Winner of the Stewart Parker Award 2015.
A surreal comedy of love, Charolais takes the age old story of one woman’s jealousy of her female rival in love and gives it a new twist: the other woman is a cow, a literal one, a purebred Charolais heifer. Rarely in Irish theatre are the challenges of farming life and the joy of sex expressed so frankly.
“Hilarious take on rural life and love is a paradox: superficially crude, it’s full of wisdom and tenderness” – Sunday Independent
“The last thing you would expect in an Irish rural drama is a parody of Edith Piaf. But Stapleton, is all Gallic sexiness… and conveying what an unsophisticated Irish girl might not otherwise be able to” ★★★★ Irish Examiner
“A fast-paced, witty, and intensely emotional tale filled with laughter, loss and despair” -★★★★ Irish Times
“Stapleton is a joy to watch and she knows her audience. Love, family and loss all combine at the finish to create a charming piece of theatre. A truly enjoyable show” ★★★★ The Public Reviews
“..A testament to Stapleton’s skills as an imaginative and animated storyteller” – The Evening.ie
Running Time: 65 min.
Age suitability: 14+
Seating begins at 7:30 pm and the show starts at 8:30pm in the Island Cottage Gallery on Heir Island.
A ferry from Cunnamore leaves at 20.00 (8pm), returning after the performance. Special discounted rates apply (€3.00 adults, €1.50 child/OAP). Limited seating at venue.