Following a sell out run in the 2018 Cork Midsummer Festival, Blackwater Babble by Ronan FitzGibbon is heading out on a national tour.
Were you ever at a singsong? Did it go late? Were the doors locked? Did you sing? Blackwater Babble is the story of a man who has spent years trying to work out what makes a good session. Every maudlin ballad that killed the night and every table-thumper that saved it!
This sell-out show invites its audience to head down the river with our scribbler and his younger self while they pick through the songs, fights, memories and obsessions that shaped his life. It is an exploration of regret and memory, masculinity and purpose, set against the changing face of the Irish pub.
Starring Gary Murphy alongside the Irish Times Award nominee John McCarthy and directed by Joe Meagher.
The Everyman, Cork – Mon 20th to Thurs 23rd
West Waterford Drama Festival, Ballyduff Upper – Fri 24th Jan
The Schoolyard Theatre, Charleville – Sat 25th Jan
The Civic, Tallaght – Tue 28th to Thurs 30th Jan
The Watergate, Kilkenny – Fri 31st Jan
Garter Lane, Waterford Sat 1st Feb