Nenagh Arts Centre Presents: “Charolais”
‘Charolais‘ takes the age old story of female jealousy and gives it a new twist: the other woman is a cow, a literal one, a purebred Charolais heifer. Siobhan’s (Noni Stapleton) 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.
A dark comedy of love and longing: rarely in theatre are the challenges of farming life and the joy of sex expressed so frankly or with such charm. Written and performed by Noni Stapleton, Charolais premiered and was a sell-out show at Dublin Fringe 2014 going on to win the Bewley’s ‘Little Gem Award’. This one woman show has been taking audiences by storm around Ireland since April 2015. Performing at Edinburgh Festival Fringe for 4 weeks in August, and then moving to the Outlander’s festival, Pori, Finland. Produced by Bigger Picture Projects
Noni Stapleton is an Irish actress, and playwright, Noni recently played Timothy Dalton’s wife Gladys Murray in ‘Penny Dreadful’ (Showtime USA) on Sky Atlantic. Created and written by 3 time Oscar nominee John Logan (The Aviator, Gladiator), executive producer Sam Mendes. Series 2 aired on ShowTime and Sky Atlantic earlier this year.
Saturday 19th September