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​The company that brought you the Award Winning 5 Star show Fred & Alice are BACK with their New Play


Written and Directed by John Sheehy

Performed by Cora Fenton
with guest appearances by Woof and Papillion 2!

Thurs 1st & Fri 2nd June @8pm

Kilmallock, Co. Limerick
06398727 http://www.friarsgate.ie/whatson.html

What would happen if you woke up one morning, found yourself in the middle of a snow storm and you have no power, no heat, no phone, no food?

Welcome to the world of Janey Dillis. Janey hasn’t left her house in 25 years.
No one has set foot inside her house in 20 years which up till now has been just the way she likes it.

You will be the first people to meet Janey in 20 years.

As her situation escalates, Janey is forced to question her way of life and deals with her predicament through her wild imagination. She is prone to fantastical flights of fantasy that reveal much of her inner self and the wider world that has caused her to become trapped.

“Thrifty I am but it’s time for a two bar treat. Click and wait. Wait for that burnt dust smell that precedes the orange glow heat. No comfort here. Try to throw some light on the subject. Click, click. Light stays off, light stays off. Not to worry. I’ve had darker days than this. Go to the window. Haven’t looked outside in years. Today I must. Just a twitch and son of a bitch it’s bright. Outside the world has frozen overnight.

A slight ripple starts in the centre of calm that is Janey Dillis and begins to radiate outwards as I become increasingly aware, the cupboards are bare. Time to open up the ‘ol window to the world and restock the homestead. But first…”
CALLBACK theatre:
CallBack theatre, a local based award winning theatre company, is Cora Fenton and John Sheehy. CallBack has produced and toured locally, nationally and internationally. Most recently Callback has produced plays written by John including Set in Stone, a play based on the history of Kilmallock and the surrounding area. It received its world premiere production in 2010 at Friars’ Gate Theatre, sold out and was revived in 2011. It was described by the critics as:

‘A Captivating Carnival of Drama…Great Writing…Stunningly Effective…Terrific Cast’ – Irish Theatre Magazine
‘One of the Most Inventive Shows ever Produced in the Mid West’ – Limerick Post

CallBack’s award winning play Fred & Alice has being touring since 2012.
(‘Best Production 2015 Waterford, Bronze Medal PPI National Radio Award 2016, over 150 performances to date, with a 2018 tour currently being organised).

John’s third play MEN WITHOUT SOULS had it’s premiere in October 2014 as part of Limerick City of Culture. It was supported by Limerick City of Culture, Ballyhoura Development and Friars’ Gate Theatre.

John received a Theatre Artist in Residence Award at Friars’ Gate Theatre in 2013 from the Arts Council of Ireland during which he wrote The Hole. The Hole premiered in Dublin with a seven week run.
John was awarded a second year as Artist in Residence at Friars’ Gate and worked on his next play Dog Shit City.

The development phase of the play was made possible by the very kind support of Limerick City and County Arts Office and Friars’ Gate Theatre.