Monday, 10 January 2011

Neil Flynn debuts in CAT with THE HOTHOUSE

The Hothouse by Neil Flynn
'The Hothouse' : a series of short plays by Kerry playwright Neil Flynn which will take place in the Cork Arts Theatre on Tuesday 25th January at 8pm.
Tickets €12/€10 concession. Two tickets for €20.


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PRESS RELEASE

The Hothouse -An evening of 9 original Short plays written & directed by award-winning Kerry playwright Neil Flynn.
The Hothouse premiered to great acclaim and a sell-out audience at Síamsa Tíre on November 5th 2010 going on to play at the legendary St. John's Theatre, Listowel.

Featured Plays:
                            Prelude - Performed by John Hayes & Laura Gibney
                            Swing - Performed by Stephanie Lynch & Kieran Roche
                            A Pale Moon Rose - Performed by Jerry Fitzgerald
                            Fiasco - Performed by laura Gibney
                            Gunfight - Fiacre Muller & Tadgh Curtain
                            Once Upon a street - John Hayes & Kieran Roche
                            Yon Buck - Barry Nulty
                            White Rabbit - Performed by Helena Brosnan
                            The Snook - Performed by John Hayes.

The Hothouse features an exciting ensemble of emerging actors from around the country among them the acclaimed stage actress Helena Brosnan, Jerry Fitzgerald, Laura Gibney and Barry Nulty who was awarded the Brass Shillelagh Drama Award at the Boyle Arts Festival 2010.

Helena has been a member of Síamsa Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland since the age of five. She has toured both nationally and internationally. Helena has played many leading roles with various companies over the years. In 2010 she appeared on the All-Ireland Talent show with her group Bella Annam reaching the semi-finals.

John Hayes is a founder member of the Wild Ensemble Theatre Group and directed their first production an adaptation of A Clockwork Orange which enjoyed a successful three-night run at the Cork Arts Theatre.

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Neil Flynn is a Kerry-born playwright.
In 2008 he was a winner of the International Playwriting Festival at Warehouse Theatre London where his play first play Clocked was produced leading the British Theatre Guide to describe him as 'A talent to be watched'.
In 2008 he was also short-listed for the BBC International Radio Playwriting competition for his play Pantaloons.
In 2009 he wrote and directed two performances of a new play PANIC at Síamsa Tíre Theatre, Tralee.
In 2010 his play Yon Buck was the winner of the Brass Shillelagh Drama Award at the Boyle Arts Festival.
Also in 2010 Neil was chosen as a winner of the RTE PJ O'Connor Radio drama awards for his play The Quiet Willoughbys which was produced on the Sunday Playhouse starring Barry McGovern and Pat Kinevane.
The Hothouse marks Neil's debut at the Cork Arts Theatre.

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