Irish Talent: New Shorts 4, Fiction

Thu 07 July / Town Hall Theatre / 12:15 / 12+

This selection of six dramas deals with modern-day relationships, from old family friction to new funny friendships. This programme, from debuting and established directors, gives us an insight into a wide array of unique relationships.

Come On Eileen

A soundtrack of the 1970s weaves a particular thread around the space between two very different women at important moments in their lives. Can the human connection retrieve what’s lost when there are so few words, yet so much still to say.

Director: Ally Ní Chiaráin
Producer: Maggie Ryan
Country: Ireland

The Radio

An elderly widower depends on his radio to keep a foothold in his routine. When it breaks, his daughter, who knows how important it is to him, is forced to pay more attention to her isolated father.

Director: Laura Kavanagh
Producer: Evan Horan
Country: Ireland

This Town Still Talks About You

In the barren west coast of Ireland, a rusted, iron cable car hangs precariously over a wild Atlantic Ocean – connecting Dursey Island to the mainland. Beneath it, a grieving brother uncovers a secret kept for years, one that will forever change his family.

Director: Matthew McGuigan
Producers: Fionn Walshe & Paul McGuigan
Country: Ireland


A young dad in rural Ireland must face his anxiety around gender and bullying when his baby is born intersex.

Director: Katie McNeice
Producer: Mo O’Connell
Country: Ireland


Sean, riddled with insecurity, has invaded Ciara’s privacy. He struggles to communicate what’s on his mind and tensions rise as we are brought on a journey through the all-too-relatable downward spiral of a relationship that should have ended long ago.

Director: Ger Duffy
Producers: Daire Glynn, Nicola Long & Ciara MacHugh
Country: Ireland

La Tumba

When oddball park ranger Paddy discovers Pilar, an elderly Spanish lady with no English, at a freshly dug grave, he thinks his fantasy of solving a murder case has finally come true.

Director: Natasha Waugh
Producer: Natalie McAuley
Country: Ireland

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