New Writing Week – A Murder of Clouds

Join us for a rehearsed reading of A Murder of Clouds by Patrick O’Sullivan as part of The New Theatre’s New Writing Week.

It’s the run-up to Christmas. Jay, a lone parent, and his friend Martin have extended their afternoon’s socialising into the evening, in Jay’s flat, when the arrival of Jay’s sister Dee leads to tensions coming to a head.

The evening takes an unpredictable turn with the arrival of Dee’s Romanian friend Alex. Jay’s interest is aroused by this ‘prophet from the east’. A bizarre sequence of games, songs and verbal sparring heightens the atmosphere.

Alex provokes and calms like a sorceress. Dee juggles hope and humiliation. Martin, tortured by his demons, threatens catastrophe. Jay crushed by the weight of the evening, seeks redemption through his precious Sarah.



Jay – Eric O’Brien

Martin – Jed Murray

Dee – Dee Burke

Alex – Alexandra Didilescu

Directed by Andy Crook

Stage managed by Eva Walsh

Patrick is a graduate of Fishamble Theatre’s Mentorship Programme for Playwrights. He is also an award-winning songwriter (Hot Press Magazine). Since his work debuted in Fishamble’s Tiny Plays for Ireland, Patrick’s plays have been performed throughout Ireland and in the UK. His work has been presented at each of the last three Scene and Heard Festivals of New Writing in Smock Alley Theatre. Patrick is an Axis Assemble Artist and a recipient of Arts Council funding for 2023. He is currently developing All The Moments, a play incorporating original songs. A Murder Of Clouds is Patrick’s first full-length play.

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