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Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, Between Foxrock and a Hard Place


  • Playwright

    Paul Howard 

  • Setting

    Post-Celtic Tiger Dublin (2010)

  • Synopsis

    It’s 2010, and the world as Ross knows it is coming to an end. Renard’s has closed, foie gras is half-price in Lidl, and now they tell him that Foxrock is about to be rezoned as – wait for it – Sandyford East.

    Ross O'Carroll Kelly was once every boyfriend's nightmare and every girl's wettest dream come true. Now in the midst of a divorce and having piled on the pounds, the closest Rosser can get to a Leinster pitch is taking part in a half-time penalty kick competition (for thirteen-year-olds).

    With his old pair splitting up and selling the family home in Foxrock, the house's once €17 million value has been butchered not only by the good old R word but by local council re-zoning plans.

    Fresh out of prison, Charles devises a plan involving a lobbyist and a suitcase full of dosh. Enter a masked Gunman, and audiences will be left wondering whether the O'Carroll-Kellys manage to save their beloved postcode or even make it out of Foxrock - ahem, Sandyford East - alive.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Gunman Gary Cooke
Fionnuala Susan Fitzgerald
Charles Philip O'Sullivan
Sorcha Lisa Lambe
Ronan Laurence Kinlan
Ross Rory Nolan
Erika Aoibhinn McGinnity
Production Team  
Director Jimmy Fay
Designer Joe Vanek
Lighting Paul Keogan

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