Sat 13 July | 21:30 | Town Hall Theatre

2024 | Ireland | 87’

When his parents separate, Francis’ 11-year-old world implodes. Desperate to escape his reality, Francis spends his nights secretly immersed in his dad’s collection of violent gangster movies. When it is revealed that a strange man living in the nearby woods is in fact an exiled mobster on the run from his own family, Francis determines to seek his guidance. Beneath the eternal trees, a strange friendship develops as the two bond over their past traumas, a shared love of nature and a passion for the F-word. But, with this bright new confidence comes a dark shadow that quickly consumes the once kind-natured boy. As Francis’ parents’ lives finally begin to move forward, he finds himself torn between his saviour and his reality.

World Premiere |  Post-show discussion will follow

Director/Writer: Sam O’Mahony
Producer: Leon Coole
Cast: Senan Jennings, Darrell D’Silva, Lisa Dwyer Hogg, Paul Mallon, Joanne Crawford

Principal funder