‘FLOOD’, by Ger Bourke is a look into the lives of Stella and Jack, a married couple in their fifties adrift in a small boat in modern day Ireland. The rising water has knocked out all lines of communication. Power lines. Electricity. Television masts. Phone masts. Covered all stop signs. As they desperately bail water from their now sinking boat the interaction becomes frantic. Can anything be salvaged from a marriage that is literally and metaphorically; ‘on the’ rocks, before it is too late?
This play which is dark, extremely moving and often very funny will be directed by Jim Nolan. Jim is a founder member and former Artistic Director of Red Kettle Theatre Company and a former Writer in Association at the Abbey Theatre. Jim describes ‘Flood’ as a ‘dark, extremely moving and often very funny new play’.
STELLA, played by Jenni Ledwell is in her fifties married to Jack. Abandoned by her mother as a child, she never feels she is good enough or deserves anything. She craves the attention she never had.
Jenni Ledwell has worked and toured Ireland delivering stellar performances with Red Kettle Theatre Company and Druid Theatre Company amongst many others. Her most recent performance was in Jim Nolan’s highly aclaimed sold out run of ‘Red Iron’. Jenni says of this play, ‘It’s an amazing piece. Ive waited a long time to be in it. It is a joy…An absolute joy. This piece will blow your mind.
JACK, played by Joe Meagher is in his fifties. Married to Stella, emotionally distant due to a traumatic incident in his past, Joe is afraid or unable to let his feelings show. Joe has been a professional actor for almost thirty years, working and touring extensively with companies such as Red Kettle, Corcadorca, Broken Crow, Bag-a-Cats and Rigout Productions.
This hilarious, dark twisted play takes you on a million and one turns throughout epic, endearing and true to heart performances. Ger Bourke’s beautiful lyrical script is brought to life by Jim Nolan’s expert hand.
Produced by Éadaoin Breathnach as a co-production of Rigout Productions and Bag-a-Cats Theatre Company. Supported by Waterford City and County Council, Creative Waterford, Art Links and The Imagine Festival.