Bónapárt Ó Cúnasa, is a resident of Corkadoragha - a remote region of Gaelic speaking Ireland where it never stops raining and where everyone lives in desperate poverty (and always will).  Having embarked on  a series of blood curdling adventures, Bónapárt  has landed up in prison on a false murder charge. "Safe in jail and free from the miseries of life" he begins to write the most affecting memoir of our times.

Written by Flann O'Brien

Adapted for stage by Jocelyn Clarke

Director by  Niall Henry

Features Blue Raincoat Ensemble Ruth Lehane, John Carty, Ciaran McCauley with Nichola MacEvilly & Jean-Marie Perinetti.

Design / Set Finishing Jamie Vartan

Lighting Design  Barry McKinney 

Stage Manager Niamh Devaney

Sound Design / Multi Media Joe Hunt

Make-up Artist Sharon McCormack

Set Construction Tommy Devaney & F Sturges

Props and Costume Construction  We gratefully acknowledge the invaluable assistance of Ann Devaney, and Ronald and Brigit Beemster.

The world premiere took place in 2011 at The Factory Performance Space, Sligo.

The production went on tour showing at Project Arts Centre November 2012.

The production toured The Tron and The Traverse Theatres in Scotland June 2013.


Media Pack (PDF 324kb)

Media Release October 2012 (PDF 26kb) 

Production Programme 2011 (PDF 1.12mb)

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Photography Steve Rogers

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The Poor Mouth 2013 International tour was made possible through the support of Culture Ireland.