The Lonesome West

In this seminal play by Martin McDonagh, Valene and Coleman Connor are absorbed in a perpetual fraternal feud. Upon the death of their father, tensions elevate as ownership of everything from property to poteen fuels the conflict. As the Connors reflect the deteriorating values of the people of Leenane as a whole, Father Welsh makes it his mission to restore Valene and Coleman’s love for one another in his last attempt to redeem the parish. But in a community so blighted, it is difficult to see any hope of salvation, especially for those who naively try to salvage it.

The cast is made up of four UCC’s Dramat performers. Coleman is played by Tadhg Dennehy, winner of UCC Dramat’s Best Actor Award for the 2012/13 academic year for his performance in The Seafarer. Valene is played by Jason Moloney who made his debut with Dramat in Marcus earlier this year. Rowan Finken has performed in a number of Dramat productions to date including Serious Money which won Best Ensemble at ISDA 2012. Norma Howard is a Drama and Theatre Studies student at UCC who has performed in Attempts on her Life and Stop Kiss in the past year.

Directed by Ellen Buckley.  Ellen is a soon-to-be graduate of Drama and Theatre studies and has been involved with Dramat for a number of years in various production and performance roles