Sat 15 July | 19:00 | Town Hall Theatre

2023 | Northern Ireland | 80’| Narrative

A tense drama unfolds in this first feature from Director John Carlin. As the Wards prepare to abandon their lives, escaping a dire financial situation, a last-minute change of heart leaves them fighting for survival. After her mother’s death, ageing farming couple Kath and Matthew decide to run from the crippling debt that is anchored around their smallholding, to find a new life in the sun. Their ticket to paradise comes via Shepherd, a mysterious stranger who promises safe passage away from all their problems for a fee. On the departure day, the couple change their minds. An angered Shepherd turns violent, and a deadly game of cat and mouse plays out around the farmhouse and its outbuildings.

World Premiere | Post Show discussion will follow

Director: John Carlin
Writer: Tara Hegerty
Producers: Chris Patterson, Margaret McGoldrick
Cast: Nigel O’Neill, Ali White, Barry John Kinsella, Abe Smyth, Paddy Jenkins

Principal funder