Joxer Daly Esq.

  • 18th Apr
  • 20:00
  • €16|€14
  • Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street

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Thursday 18th April


Phelim Drew returns to Droichead with Sean O’Casey’s playful scrounger from the classic, Juno and The Paycock, taking centre stage in this intriguing new one man show directed by Karl Shiels. With events that were to alter the course of Irish history as a backdrop, Joxer Daly Esq. charts an everyman journey  from respectable member of The Foresters Association to a vagabond scraping by with only his wit to use as collateral. From the 1913 Lock Out, to the Rising - and the events of O’Casey’s classic The Plough and the Stars - to the  birth of a new divided Nationalism, in Juno and The Paycock, we see it all through the eyes of a survivor like no other. Joxer Daly is an ordinary person trying to navigate the difficult waters of what was Dublin in the period leading up to the birth of a Republic.

Performed by Phelim Drew, and directed by Karl Sheils, Joxer’s love of language, humour, literature and song, together with a drinkers purple  recollection, makes this a performance like no other. Entertaining and funny, Joxer Daly Esq. is a thought provoking gander at one of Irish Literatures most loveable chancers!

“Phelim Drew is perfect for the part. He is every inch a Joxer.” - Irish Independent

Photo: Beta Bajgartova 

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