The Last Stand – a dark comedy
Written by Dominic Palmer, The Last Stand is the third play in a row by a new voice in Irish theatre for Four Rivers. It opens at Wexford Arts Centre in June.
The play sees comedian Tom Hooks engage in a no-holds barred verbal joust with various callers to what, he has decided, is his final podcast.
Who better to play the part of the acerbic stand-up than a veteran of Irish comedic acting, Morgan C. Jones, who began his stand up career as a sixteen year old and became 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 among other credits.
Fans familiar with Fair City will recognise Fiona Browne (D.I. Audrey) who assumes the role of Sarah in The Last Stand. Fiona recently appeared in Portia Coughlan at the Abbey, Dubliners for Corn Exchange and in Normal People, Vikings and Red Rock.
Wexford actors Michael Dunbar, Sharon Clancy and Jack Matthews, all of whom will be familiar to Wexford audiences, will play the callers Brian, Carol and Keith respectively.
The role of Techie Brendan will be played by Dylan Kennedy, last seen 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. The Last Stand (June 8-17th) is directed by Ben Barnes.