Una Mullally

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Death Of The Tradesmen

Talking Shop Ensemble’s ‘Death Of The Tradesmen’ is coming to the Lir Theatre next week. The play won the Lir Revival Award in 2012. His name is Willy. He is a 54 year old tradesman. He has a bad back …

Tue, Feb 5, 2013, 13:00

   

Talking Shop Ensemble’s ‘Death Of The Tradesmen’ is coming to the Lir Theatre next week. The play won the Lir Revival Award in 2012.

His name is Willy. He is a 54 year old tradesman. He has a bad back and a short fuse. He likes a pint of black and he tends to lose more than he wins when it comes to gambling. His hands are sore. They are calloused and dry and he is sick of standing. Running low on brass coins, dreaming of dimes and dollar bill signs – is there someone to blame? Or is this just the name of the game? In a country full of vacant spaces, empty places and ghost estates, Death of the Tradesmen is a new play about an army of men and the live register. 

If you missed it during the Fringe, check it out. Laurence Mackin’s review of the Fringe performance is here, and you can get tickets for the Lir show here.

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