The petty materialism of modern Ireland may bear scant resemblance to the heroism of Cúchulainn's time, but Michael Keegan-Dolan has sewn the two together seamlessly… every shameful aspect of Irish life is wrung out… That [he] picks a much-loved Irish legend to illustrate Ireland’s downfall shows his delight in irreverence… barrels along at a thundering pace, a maelstrom of black humour, perversity, percussion and dance. Historically entertaining.
Markham Nolan, Sunday Business Post ★★★★★
Very funny… brilliant… a hell of a way to finish off an evening.
Michael Moffatt, Ireland on Sunday ★★★
A mesmerising show of such relentless energy, outrageous black humour and rough beauty that you cannot peel your eyes from the stage
Siobhán Murphy, Metro ★★★★★
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Director: Michael Keegan-Dolan
Dramaturg: Thomas Conway
Composer: Philip Feeney
Designer: Merle Hensel
Lighting Design: Adam Silverman
Sound Design: Gareth Fry
Cast: Michael M. Dolan, Colin Dunne, Olwen Fouere, Milos Galko, Robbie Harris, Emmanuel Obeya, Neil Paris, Gianluca Pezzino, Rachel Poirier, Angelo Smimmo, Vladislav Benito Soltys and Daphne Strothmann.
Co-produced by Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, Dublin Theatre Festival and BITE: 06 Barbican, London. Original production first performed at the O’Reilly Theatre 2005 as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival. Also performed at Barbican BITE:07; and at Spielzeit'europa, Berliner Festspiele, Nov 2009.