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 Muray
Dee – Dee Burke
Alex – Alexandra Didilescu
Directed by Andy Crook
Stage managed by Eva Walsh