Tadhg Stray doesn’t like when people laugh at him. He sometimes has a terrible temper. And he never knows when to leave a party.
Tadhg Stray Wandered In by Michael Collins is an 80-minute play about an impulsive young man trying to find love on the streets of Navan and Paris. It is performed by Eamon Owens (The Butcher Boy, Amongst Women, The General, etc.) in his stage debut.
Michael Collins is a powerful young writer who was discovered through Fishamble’s Playwright Development Initiative and has since had his work produced by Druid.
Two post-show discussions during the run of Tadhg Stray Wandered In were held on the evenings of Tuesday 30th March and Tuesday 6th April, immediately after each performance.
The discussions featured playwright, Michael Collins, performer Eamonn Owens, and director Jim Culleton.
Writer Michael Collins
Director Jim Culleton
Cast Eamonn Owens
Production Designed by Sabine Dargent,
Lighting design by Mark Galione,
Sound design by Vincent Doherty and Ivan Birthistle,
Produced by Ciara Flynn
22nd March – 10th April, 2004: The Cube, Project, Temple Bar, Dublin,
“Eamonn Owens’ performance is a joy” Sunday Independent
“A deliciously funny play…draws the laughs in effortlessly…
enchanted set design…must be seen” The Irish Times
“a tour-de-force… (Owens) is great… a wonderful design… extraordinary set… a delight.” The View, RTE 1
“Owens pulls it off with grace” Sunday Business Post
“(Owens) combines humour, vulnerability and pathos in an impressive stage debut” Sunday Times
“a fine performance…tight direction…wonderful stage design” RTE.ie/arts
” hugely amusing…Owens holds the stage beautifully…effortlessly engages the attention” Sunday Tribune