Cleft by Fergal McElherron
We are thrilled to premiere new Irish writing in a major co-production with glór, and in association with Galway International Arts Festival and Kilkenny Arts Festival – Cleft, written by Fergal McElherron will premiere in glór, Ennis this June.
Starring Simone Kirby and Penny Layden, Cleft tell the story of twin sisters Fea and Caireen, living on a harsh, remote island, and 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 will go on to play in the Galway International Arts Festival and the Kilkenny Arts Festival.