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‘Charolais’ premieres in Laois
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‘Charolais’ premieres in Laois

Charolais‘ is an age old tale of female rivalry with a new twist: the other woman is cow, a literal one, a purebred Charolais heifer. Siobhan’s boyfriend is a farmer who devotes considerable attention to his prize heifer at the expense of his very pregnant girlfriend. Siobhan has developed a homicidal jealousy for this Charolais and is feeling equally murderous towards her snobbish soon-to-be mother in law. A dark comedy of love and longing:  rarely in Irish theatre are the challenges of farming life and the joy of sex expressed so frankly or with such charm.

This hilarious play now gets its Laois premiere at Mountrath’s Roundwood House on Sunday, September 20th. Just after its Edinburgh Festival showing.