CHAROLAIS by Noni Stapleton

Fishamble: The New Play Company presents


Written and performed by Noni Stapleton
Directed and developed by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh

AXIS BALLYMUN: Friday 25th August
 Tickets €15/12 on sale now
59E59 THEATERS, New York: 29th August – 24th September 
 Tickets $25/$20 on sale now

A surreal, black comedy of love, longing and one woman’s intense rivalry with a Charolais heifer. Set on a farm in rural Ireland, Siobhan is forced to share the affections of her farmer boyfriend with the other women in his life – a sneering mother-in-law figure, and a sexy French cow. This is a muddy place of simmering desire, mixing the challenges of farming life and the joy of sex.

Reviews and Awards for CHAROLAIS:

WINNER Little Gem Award – Dublin Fringe Festival
WINNER Best Monologue Bouquet – Edinburgh Fringe
WINNER Stewart Parker Award

a fast paced, witty, and intensely emotional tale filled with laughter, loss and despair. Irish Times

Stapleton is a joy to watch…a charming piece of theatre…a truly enjoyable show. Public Reviews

All Gallic sexiness, luxuriating in a French accent, and conveying what an unsophisticated Irish girl might not otherwise be able to. Irish Examiner

A sweet treat…steamy with activity in the cowshed…Charolais is all heart. Edinburgh 49


Developed as part of Show In A Bag, an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors. 

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 and Dublin City Council. Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.


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