written by Mark O’Rowe
directed by Margaret Keohane, set & lights by Steve Neale, sound by Rob Maloney.
mentored by Tony McCleane-Fay
Set in a completely re-imagined Irish underworld, Made in China involves martial artists, rogue cops and savage low-lifes. A dreadful accident causes a violent tug-of-war between two criminal foot soldiers over the loyalty of a third. Self-loathing, guilt and loneliness emerge in this frenzied narrative, which culminates in a blistering battle for survival.
********Please Note: Show on Friday 18 Sept is SOLD OUT******
About the Director & Cast:
MARGARET KEOHANE – Director
Margaret Keohane is an alumni of University College Cork, graduating with a BEng in 2011. Previous student directing credits include ‘Death & Dancing’ by Claire Dowey and ‘Serious Money’ by Caryl Churchill (Winner of Best Set Design & Best Ensemble Awards at the Irish Student Drama Awards 2012, also nominated for Best Director and Best Production Awards). Production management credits include ‘Such a Local Row’ by Jody Quirke at the Watergate Theatre Kilkenny with the Cork based Journeyman Theatre Company and ‘Men without Shadows’ by Jean Paul Sartre (Nominated for Best Production at the Irish Studnt Drama Awards 2010). As a lighting designer Mags has worked on various student productions and also a production of the Musical ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ by Joe DiPietro (2011) in the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan. Following the New Directors Festival Mags is undertaking an MLitt in Theatre Practices in the University of Glasgow.
DOMINIC MOORE – Kilby
Dominic is an actor, voice over artist and a leading puppeteer and writer for children’s television programmes in Ireland. His puppeteer and writing credits (for RTE) include: The Why Guy, ‘hubble’, Sattitude, Wordwitch, The Swamp, The Morbegs and The Rimini Riddle. His more recent work for the stage includes Waiting for Godot (Gare St. Lazare Players, China and New York), Mr Punch (Corcadorca SHOW Festival), Enter Juliet (Broken Crow), Shakers and The Man of La Mancha (Opera House), Bouncers (Everyman Theatre, National Tour), Bedbound (Granary, National Tour) and What Where (Granary).He wrote and performed in the Everyman Palace pantomimes Puss in Boots and Babes in the Wood. For Corcadorca he has appeared in The Trial of Jesus, A Clockwork Orange and The Ginger Ale Boy, and for Meridian, The Overcoat, Castle Rackrant and Professor Tyranne.
ETHAN DILLON – Paddy
Ethan is from Cork and is a graduate of Drama and Theatre Studies in University College Cork and The Gaiety School of Acting. Previous productions include Blood on the Carpet, Mary and Lizzie and Harrison, for UCC DTS, Bats Hair Dishwasher, Dead Ground, True West, And Then There Were None and the ISDA award winning production of Serious Money, for UCC Dramat. He has also appeared in Journeyman’s Julius Caesar, Corcadorca’s Romeo and Juliet, Cleansed with Bare Cheek, Death of a Salesman with Kolectiv, Clocked with The Wild Ensemble, Scramble Ensemble’s When We Get There, Boys in the Cork Arts Theatre, The Full Moon Hotel at Smock Alley Theatre and (Not a Traditional) Taming of the Shrew with Fortune’s Fool Productions.
TADHG DENNEHY – Hughie
Tadhg cut his teeth as an actor with University College Cork’s dramatic society, where he was received Best Actor awards for his role as Sharky in Conor McPherson’s The Seafarer (UCC DRAMAT 2013) and for the part of Coleman in Martin McDonagh’s The Lonesome West (UCC DRAMAT 2014). Tadhg also received a Best Actor nomination at the Irish Student Drama Association (ISDA) festival in Belfast for his role in Map Perry’s Goose Chase (UCC DRAMAT 2014). Tadhg wishes to thank Lofty McGerity for his continued support and guidance.