Big Ole Piece of Cake by Sean McLoughlin

Big Ole Piece of CakeBig Ole Piece of Cake by Sean McLoughlin

“All my life I’ve wanted a son! And now here I am with two of them! I’ll drink to that!”

Directed by Jim Culleton
Cast Ian-Lloyd Anderson, Joe Hanley and Mark Lambert
Designed by Sinead O’Hanlon
Lighting Design by Mark Galione
Sound Design by Ivan Birthistle and Vincent Doherty
Costume Design by Donna Gerarty

Production Dates

Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray: 29 – 30 October 2010
Civic Theatre, Tallaght: 1 – 6 November 2010
Project Arts Centre: 8 – 20 November 2010
Draíocht, Blanchardstown: 23 – 27 November 2010

About Big Ole Piece of Cake

Dublin lads Colin and Ray are out of work, out of grub and nearly out of fags. On a whim, lonely ex-teacher Clarence brings the two brothers back to his cottage in Wicklow. Through the course of one electric evening, the unlikely trio bond over naggins and history lessons, but will Colin’s destructive streak ruin their once chance at happy families?

Following the success of the award-winning Noah and the Tower Flower which won The Irish Times Best New play Award and the Stewart Parker Trust Award, Fishamble reunites with Sean McLoughlin for this much anticipated, sparky new play.


‘Sean McLoughlin’s second play has been a while coming, but it’s been worth the wait… Big Ole Piece of Cake is even funnier than its predecessor… it is as uniquely thought-provoking and oddly charming as I’ve seen in a while.’ Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent

‘A very appealing performance from Lambert… two uncannily realistic portrayals of low-lifers from Anderson and Hanley… a typically fluid and almost flawlessly composed Jim Culleton production.’ – John McKeown, Irish Independent

‘A focused trio of performances…superb…terrific’ Harvey O’Brien, Culture Vulture

‘A Big Ole Piece of Cake’ hits all the right spots. A sweet story from award winning playwright Sean McLoughlin, this reaffirming production brings together three of the best actors working in Irish Theatre in a funny and well told story that is everything good Irish storytelling should be… It fits well into the Fishamble stable, they of 22 years experience and extraordinary Dublin plays. Though not about cake, it’s worth treating yourself to.’ Darragh Doyle, Le Cool

Contact Information

Fishamble: The New Play Company
3 Great Denmark Street
Dublin 1
Phone: +353 (0)1 670 4018

Supported By

Fishamble: The New Play Company is supported by The Arts Council, Dublin City Council and Fundraising Fellowship Dublin . Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.