Radio Rosario Little John Nee

Book Tickets

  • 4 - 9 September 2017
  • 20.00
  • Tickets €16 Full / €14 Concession

WORLD PREMIERE

Against a background of rising fascism, sometime in the near future, a disillusioned cabaret singer falls in love with the radios of our past...

In Galway city, Valve Hegarty, a weekend cabaret singer, writes jingles to pay the rent; a drudgery that weighs heavily on him. He has a hankering for something of substance and is drawn to 20th-century valve radios – beautiful contraptions that shaped the events and the consciousness of the twentieth century. A chance meeting leads him to the site of the Connemara Marconi Wireless Station, built over 100 years ago. A soundscape of ghostly broadcasts begins…

Radio Rosario is about the hijacking of imagination for nefarious purposes, and the subsequent deficit in imagination to create a better world – a serious comedy about frustration and foreboding and the search for fulfilment, and an ode to "the magical wireless" / "that radio yoke".

Little John Nee is widely regarded as one of Ireland's leading solo theatre performers, a writer and performer, whose style of storytelling theatre with music and song has won him international recognition. In Radio Rosario, he brings his mesmeric musical storytelling to another dimension with long-time collaborator musician, visual artist and director, Laura Sheeran. They are joined by a multi-award winning team, including recording engineer and producer Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers, SOAK), designer Triona Lillis (An Klondike), and lighting designer Sarah Jane Shiels (WillFredd Theatre).

‘Nee is a genius...mesmeric and hilarious’- The Irish Times