Rough Magic and glór in association with
Galway International Arts Festival
and Kilkenny Arts Festival

Cleft

written by Fergal McElherron
directed by Lynne Parker

cast Simone Kirby and Penny Layden
sound design and composition Cameron Macaulay

‘Everything meets there. Anord. Everything crashes there; the waves crash into the land, the sky crashes into the sea, the wind crashes against your body.’

Twin sisters Fea and Caireen, living on a harsh, remote island, are raising a boy together. Abandoned by their mother at a young age and left in their teens to fend for themselves by their troubled father, the women have created their own emotional ecosystem. While Caireen embraces motherhood Fea struggles as she watches the boy grow in the likeness of his father whose body lies buried beneath the hawthorn tree.

Cleft — a visceral story of one family’s unrelenting will to survive — and ultimately to make choices based on instinct.

The Creative Team also includes Zia Bergin–Holly and Carl Kennedy.

23 July
Post–show talk with the company Moderator, Catherine Morris,
NUI Galway

  • Wheelchair accessible