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Swansong
Meet Occi Byrne, the illegitimate child of a single mother in the Catholic west of Ireland. Shunned by church, state and family, Occi must fight his way to adulthood in a dog eat dog world. Violent, tragic and hauntingly tender, Swansong is the story of a lost soul from one of the masters of Irish drama.
Occi must fight his way to adulthood in a dog eat dog world. It’s an exhilarating journey that plunges him in to murder and mayhem, love and death, only to return him to the place he began. Tragic, tender and uproariously funny Swansong is the story of a lost soul in search of a home.
As a piece of theatre, Swansong speaks to anyone who has ever felt like and outsider, who have ever been denied a voice. Occi, for all his flawed humanity is a symbol of hope. An unlikely hero who faces insurmountable odds and never gives up. His is a timely message. An important story.
Through brilliant, classic theatre; Andre De Vanny (͚Best Actor͛, 2015 Green Room Awards) uses a raw energy in a solo performance, unravelling heartbreak and horror.  Directed by   Greg Carroll, Swansong is an acclaimed production, and roller-coaster ride transporting its audiences into the life of one enraged ͚Occi͛.
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