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Killymuck

Monologues, Drama  /  1f

A darkly comic play about class, poverty and the struggle to escape by award-winning playwright Kat Woods.
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Killymuck is a fictitious housing estate built on a paupers’ graveyard in 1970s Ireland. Inspired by real events, Kat Woods’ play sees Niamh navigate the trials and tribulations of being a kid from the benefit class system. Educational barriers, lack of opportunity and the oppressive structures that are implicit in the cycle of impoverishment, all seem to conspire against the will to abdicate the media constructed underclass stereotype.

Killymuck premiered at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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"The observational comedy here is sharp..." - Irish News

"...contains real humanity." - Irish News

"It’s a rich tapestry, sewn together with bitterness and regret." - Theatre Weekly

"...laced with exceptionally well written comedy..." - Theatre Weekly

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Breaking Character

Rewriting the Narrative:
Kat Woods on Killymuck
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Kat Woods

Kat Woods is a writer and director from Co.Fermanagh in N. Ireland. She has a particular interest in staging works that provide a platform for those from the Underclass/Benefit class background. Works that are representative of her community. Works that redefine the discourse ...
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