Three reclusive former child stars are forced to sell their lavish South Dublin home when they finally run out of money after years of living to excess.
Having gathered to mourn their manager’s death, things begin to get weird.
Long held secrets come unravelled, a popular dance craze takes on new importance, lifelong friendships are tested and a dead dog oversees it all.
Are these overgrown children ready to leave behind their fantasy world for a life more ordinary?
Written and directed by Pea Dinneen, Hollow and Dead-Eyed Beasts is a sort-of-kind-of-comedy; a bit about friendship, not quite regarding fame, almost concerning childhood with one hand vaguely in the area of death whilst also enjoying a passing reference to a popular 90s dance craze with the faintest nod to ritual and only slightly on the subject of the housing market (though having nowhere near enough of a perspective to qualify as satire). And this is all to say nothing of the really rather dead dog.
Brought to you by Some People Theatre Company, the team behind the sell-out 2018 Dublin Fringe Festival show White “Pick of the Fringe” – The Sunday Times, “Simultaneously cutting and laugh out loud funny” – MEG.ie, “At times exceptional, vividly satirical” – The Reviews Hub
Running Time : 50 mins
Boys’ School, Smock Alley Theatre
Sun 10 – Sat 16 Nov 2019, 8pm | plus 3pm on Sat
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Pea Dinneen (White, Resident Hot Desker, Dublin Fringe Festival)
CAST: Kevin Cleary, Niamh McGowan, James O’Neill
PRODUCED BY: Caoimhe McGowan
LIGHTING DESIGNER : Riain Condon
STAGE MANAGER : Kate Canavan
GRAPHIC DESIGNER : Kate Brady