This dark comedy, written by one of the greatest contemporary Irish writers, Pat McCabe, was commissioned by Corcadorca and produced in 2013.
His work never makes for comfortable reading, combining dark and violent themes. However, McCabe’s writing has a unique vitality and an ability to probe beneath the surface and powerfully reveal people’s unspoken thoughts and emotions. He describes ‘The Big Yum Yum’ as ‘A sad, complex song of the universe investigated over a plate of yum yum cáca milis’. This was his first work written specifically for the stage, a new departure for the acclaimed Irish writer whose previous plays were adapted from his novels.
Venue: The Half Moon Theatre, Cork Opera House, Cork
When: October 9th – 19th 2013 (except Sunday), previews October 7th and 8th.
Written by Pat McCabe
Directed by Pat Kiernan
Brendan Conroy – Monsignor