By Fergal McElherron


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


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.

glór, Ennis. 6th – 8th June

Galway International Arts Festival. 22nd-27th July

Kilkenny Arts Festival. 8th-11th August

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