The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger

Olympia Theatre, Dublin
12 November–5 December 2007

Olympia Theatre, Dublin
1 April–10 May 2008

Cork Opera House, Cork
13–17 May 2008

The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger

by Paul HowardLandmark Productions in association with MCD

Ross O’Carroll-Kelly was a man who had it all – a cool set of wheels, a gaff on the right side of town and a face that made boyfriends jealous. But after the boom came the bang. South Dublin’s most eligible married man is left penniless and alone thanks to pure bad luck. Well, that, an investigation by the Criminal Assets Bureau into the source of his old man’s wealth and getting caught conkers-deep in the family nanny. Are the good times really over? Is it too much to hope for another economic miracle.

World premiere

CAST

Fionnuala Susan FitzgeraldRonan Rory KeenanSorcha Lisa LambeCharles Philip O’SullivanRoss Rory Nolan

CREATIVE

Director Jimmy FayAssociate Director David HoranDesigner Conor MurphyLighting Designer Sinéad McKennaSound Designer Philip Stewart

REVIEWS

‘Paul Howard has brought his character Ross O’Carroll-Kelly to the stage triumphantly in a wickedly funny play’Irish Mail on Sunday
‘Really good lines, culling belly laughs from the audience … beautifully designed by Conor Murphy. The cast and director, Jimmy Fay, are class acts … it’ll likely be a roaring success’ Sunday Tribune
‘great jokes, great laughs … really, really well done’ RTE, The View
‘Paul Howard’s fantastic aptitude for dialogue … spot-on character portrayal … the execution of Paul Howard’s material may be almost perfect at the hands of director Jimmy Fay and his five-strong cast’ Irish Independent