A Younger Theatre
From Page To Stage
"Both actors skilfully and deftly embody a whole host of different characters, invoking many laugh-out-loud moments"
A Younger Theatre
"Evocative storytelling and humour in equal measure"
Paul in London
"Brilliant and energetic performance, offering a masterclass in storytelling."
KILLYMUCK is a housing estate built on a paupers’ graveyard in 1970s Ireland. Inspired by real events, Kat Woods’ play sees Niamh navigate the trials and tribulations of being a kid from the benefit system. Educational barriers, impoverishment, depression and lack of opportunities conspire against the struggle to escape the underclass stereotype.
written by Kat Woods
directed by Caitriona Shoobridge
performed by Aoife Lennon
Designer: Minglu Wang
Sound Designer: Benjamin Grant
Lighting Designer: Joe Price
Associate Lighting Designer: Gareth Weaver
Movement Director: Louise Kempton
Vocal Coach: Josh Hunter
Production Manager: Zara Janmohamed
Stage Manager: Micaëla Corcoran
Producer: Annabel Williamson, W14 Productions
KILLYMUCK is presented in a double bill with BOX CLEVER
We are not all born equal. If you're born into a working-class or benefits-class family, you have less: less money, less support and crucially, less opportunity. These two plays explore the political cause and effect of what being born with less means. KILLYMUCK gives an insight into how growing up on a council estate affects the present and informs the future. BOX CLEVER confronts us with the repercussions of systemic failure in politics to care about the benefits or working class. Written with humour, care and urgency, this double bill of one woman shows put female benefits-class and working-class voices front and centre.