A new play by Enda Walsh

“I have given myself to a possibility of love with you! But you have turned me into this, you have reduced me, Penelope… to a fat man in SPEEDOS.”

It’s 11.30am and already it’s 33 degrees Celsius. At the bottom of a drained swimming pool, four ridiculous men face their inevitable deaths, and play for an unwinnable love.

Druid’s previous partnerships with Enda Walsh (Edinburgh Fringe First Winners, The Walworth Farce, The New Electric Ballroom) have led to sell out runs in six countries worldwide wowing critics and audiences alike. Don’t miss this dynamic duo third time round.

Karl Shiels received a Best Actor nomination in the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards for his role as Quinn.



  • Fitz Niall Buggy
  • Dunne Denis Conway
  • Burns Tadhg Murphy (July – Nov 14, 2010)
  • Aaron Monaghan (Feb 10 – Apr 3, 2011)
  • Quinn Karl Shiels
  • Penelope Olga Wehrly

Creative Team

  • Writer Enda Walsh
  • Director Mikel Murfi
  • Set & Costume Designer Sabine Dargent
  • Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
  • Sound Designer Gregory Clarke
  • Casting Director Maureen Hughes

Prodcution Team

  • Production Manager Eamonn Fox
  • Company Stage Manager Sarah Lynch
  • Stage Director Lee Davis
  • Assistant Stage Managers Danny Erskine (Galway)
  • Rachel Godding (Tour)
  • Technical Manager Barry O’Brien
  • Set Construction Gus Dewar
  • Tony Cording
  • Costume Supervisor Doreen McKenna
  • Wardrobe Mistresses Amanda Donovan (Galway)
  • Sarah Holland (Tour)
  • Scenic Artist Sandra Butler
  • Wigs and Make-up Val Sherlock
  • Lighting Technicians Shannon Light
  • Pat O’Reilly
  • Crew Peter Nelson
  • Mick McLoughney
  • Tim Byrne
  • Keith Newman
  • Noel Tate
  • Jason McCafferty
  • Edinburgh Crew Jon Meggat
  • Magic Consultants Keelan Leyser
  • Charlotte Marie
  • Special Effects Black Powder Monkeys
  • Props Matt Guinane
  • Transport Trevor Price
  • Publicist Kate Bowe PR
  • Cliona Roberts CRPR
  • Graphic Design Bite! Associates
  • Production Photography Robert Day
  • Poster Image Sarah Jones
  • Additional Thanks Sé Purcell
  • Blacklight
  • Alex Fernie
  • Oddie Sherwin
  • Bryan Dunne
  • Michael Slattery & Associates
  • Syl Harty
  • East Galway Fire Prevention
  • Galway Fire Service
  • Pat O’Grady
  • Mongey Communications
  • Rynn Engineering
  • Deirdre Looney
  • Aine Caulfield
  • Paul Fahy & John Crumlish at Galway Arts Festival