The Last Stand – a week in
Stars of stage and screen, Morgan C. Jones (Ripper Street) and Fiona Browne (Fair City), are currently in Wexford rehearsing the latest Four Rivers production of its third new play in a row.
The Last Stand, which has an extended run at Wexford Arts Centre next month and is written by Wexford-playwright Dominic Palmer, is the latest play by a local writer premièred by Four Rivers. Company artistic director Ben Barnes directs the play.
In 2020, Dominic was selected to participate in a Wexford Arts Centre curated writers’ mentorship, funded by the Arts Council and Wexford County Council, and facilitated by Carol Long, Billy Roche and Ben himself, which created a space where writers could develop work under the tutelage of professionals.
The principal role of Tom Hooks is played by comedian Morgan C. Jones, who began his stand up career at the age of sixteen and who was the chief script writer on the iconic Nighthawks series for RTE. Since those heady days Morgan has branched out into television, film and theatre with appearances in Fair City, Vikings, The Bailout and Game of Thrones. Fiona Browne will be familiar to fans of Fair City where she plays the role of D.I Audrey McCabe. Fiona has recently appeared in Portia Coughlan at the Abbey and Dubliners for Corn Exchange and she can be seen in Normal People, Vikings and Red Rock. Dylan Kennedy was seen recently as Sean in the Four Rivers production of Amongst Men. His theatre credits include Katie Roche at the Abbey, Lovers at The Bush, Hansel and Gretel at the British National Theatre and Philadelphia Here I Come at the Donmar Warehouse. Wexford actors Michael Dunbar, Sharon Clancy and Jack Matthews, all of whom will be familiar to local audiences, will play callers into Tom Hooks’ show.
The Last Stand will run at Wexford Arts Centre June 8th-17th.
Tom Mooney, Director of Communications, Four Rivers Theatre