One month before his death, retired civil servant and man of few words Paddy O’Grady had a sudden urge to talk. Using a portable cassette tape recorder, he recorded 15 hours of stories about leprechauns, aliens and lonely pharmacists; absurdist political satire and musings on life, love and death. In this production Paddy’s granddaughter, Emma O’Grady, examines the fractured and fragile personas we present to the world, who we might be behind them and who we could be instead. This is a piece about emotional inheritance and grief for wasted creativity that serves as both a tribute and a warning.

Contains use of smoke machines. This venue has limited wheelchair accessibility, please contact our box office prior to booking.

Supported by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Galway City Council, Galway Theatre Festival, Mermaid Arts Centre, Áras Éanna and Laois County Council.

Photo: Martin Maguirre