For those of you who love something original and enjoy the theatre, we definitely think you should check out Happy Birthday Jacob in The New Theatre running from February 7th to the 11th. It looks to be an incredible show.
Happy Birthday Jacob is the story of two brothers, Jacob and Lucas, who, after being abandoned at a young age, have been forced to develop a life which consists of secrecy and strict routine. The story exists between the father leaving and the foreboding imminence of his return. That is until Mary, their mother, arrives abruptly, which slowly severs the bond between the two brothers. Lucas’s fantastical notions of a family reunited directly clashes with Jacob’s embodied reality of rejection and abandonment. Jacob with the help of Terry a neighbouring girl try to keep this constructed family afloat while Lucas drifts towards an idea that he has only been able fantasise. Time is ticking closer to Jacob's 18th birthday, a day in which everything that has been built must fall.
Happy Birthday Jacob is an original play by Michael Marshall and this is PÚCA's debut production
Michael Marshall - Writer and Director
Ciara Murnane - Producer and Set Designer
Mary Sheehan - Costume Design
Bill Woodland - Lighting and Sound Design
Ciara Gallagher - Stage Manager
Sean Basil Crawford - Jacob Dooley
Finian Duff Lennon - Lucas Dooley
Karen Kelly - Terry McMahon
Maree Jane Duffy - Mary Dooley