01 May 2015
By Bryan T. Smyth
In Entertainment News coming soon to the Everyman Theatre on McCuratin Street is “Charolais”.
“Charolais” is an age-old tale of female rivalry with a new twist: the other woman is cow, a literal one, a purebred Charolais heifer. Siobhan’s boyfriend is a farmer who devotes considerable attention to his prize heifer at the expense of his very pregnant girlfriend. Siobhan has developed a homicidal jealousy for this Charolais and is feeling equally murderous towards her snobbish soon-to-be mother in law.
Written and Performed by Noni Stapleton, “Charolais” is a dark comedy of love and longing: rarely in Irish theatre are the challenges of farming life and the joy of sex expressed so frankly or with such charm. Produced by Bigger Picture Projects – – Directed by Bairbre NÍ Chaoimh
“Noni Stapleton’s hilarious take on rural life and love is a paradox: superficially crude, it’s full of wisdom and tenderness, and manages to throw in a fair sprinkling of compassion and forgiveness along the way.” – Sunday Independent
★★★★ “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. Well worth the venture. A truly enjoyable show” The Public Reviews
“…brilliantly dark and original show” No More Workhorse
“Charolais” is at The Everyman from Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th of May. Tickets €18, Concession €16, Students €9, Booking: Online at www.everymancork.com or Box Office: 021 4501673.