A sparky play from the winner of the Irish Times Best New Play Award and the Stewart Parker Trust Award (for Noah and the Tower Flower).
Dublin lads Colin and Ray are out of work, out of grub and nearly out of fags. On a whim, lonely ex-teacher Clarence brings the two brothers back to his cottage in Wicklow. In the course of an electric evening, the unlikely trio bond over flagons, chicken and history lessons. But when all you really have in common is a destructive streak, how long can you play at happy families?
Sean McLoughlin’s play Big Ole Piece of Cake was first staged by Fishamble at The Civic Theatre, Dublin, in 2010.
‘Sean McLoughlin’s second play has been a while coming, but it’s been worth the wait… Big Ole Piece if Cake is even funnier than its predecessor… it is as uniquely thought-provoking and oddly charming as I’ve seen in a while.’
— Independent on Sunday
‘Big Ole Piece of Cake hits all the right spots. A sweet story from award winning playwright Sean McLoughlin… a funny and well told story that is everything good Irish storytelling should be… It fits well into the Fishamble stable, they of 22 years experience and extraordinary Dublin plays. Though not about cake, it’s worth treating yourself to’
— Le Cool, Dublin