Lyrical and urgent, Fiona Doyle’s play Coolatully is a compassionate insight into the links between the economy, masculinity and society in the modern world.
Kilian was once Coolatully’s pride and joy, its champion on the hurling field. Now the village can’t muster a team, the country’s shutting down, and Eilish wants to leave for a new life across the ocean. As Irish history repeats itself, Kilian must confront the demons of the past and decide whether to stay or go forever.
Coolatully was the winner of the 2014 Papatango New Writing Prize in association with the Finborough Theatre, London, where it premiered in 2014.