Little Wolf Productions

Aims / Aidhmeanna

 

  • to put the actor at the centre of performance

  • underpin performance with a physical discipline that encourages  flexibility and strength, illuminates text, and promotes ensemble playing

  • work collectively

  • to work collaboratively with an artist from another discipline from inception to execution as each text requires

  • instigate where possible a lengthy research and developmental period for each project

  • to perform in  Irish, English and/or bilingually as each project requires

 

  

Eating Seals & Seagulls' Eggs

Eating Seals & Seagulls’ Eggs is a show about Super-Peasants from the West

About surburbia in the eighties.

About State Making.

About sound.

About walking in single file.

About chewing seaweed.

About hauling sand.

About squatting.

About smoking cigarettes.

 

Conceived and created by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú in collaboration with award-winning visual artist Adam Gibney, co-starring Louise Lewis, choreographed by Ella Clarke and with an original sound design & score by rockers Niall Toner Jr and Les Keye., it  draws on autobiographical and archive material & rare film footage to explore the loneliness and dislocation of being an Irish speaker in an urban environment, through the prism of Peig Sayers, and the beautiful, bleak landscape of the Great Blasket.

 

It is a poetic historical piece of documentary theatre. A cat and mouse game of two biographies, in which Peig Sayers, one of the most hated women in Irish history, is re-imagined.

 

There is a bit of  Peig Sayers in us all. This is her story. Largely. But it is also all of ours. Catholic, protestant, English, Irish, religious, irreverent, and loved and hated in equal measure. Meet Peig Sayers as you have never seen her before.  

Production & Publicity shots by Ros Kavanagh, Performers Louise Lewis & Caitríona Ní Mhurchú

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What they said

This is a play of national interest. A great piece of work, I was mesmerised from start to finish.

Arena,  RTÉ Radio 1

 

Busting taboos is what the Fringe is all about, but such is the transgressive conceit of this multimedia piece that it stretches the limits of decency to breaking point.

Irish Times

 

Poetic and profound.

The Public Reviews

 

Intelligent, visual and moving.

METRO

 

The potency of the language lends an almost musical lilt to the performance.

The Public Reviews

 

Acute autobiographical snippets and sharp observations on attitudes to the Irish language. Shards of earthy humour and real tragedy help reclaim Sayers as a real and complex person.

Irish Times