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A Skull In Connemara by Martin McDonagh
On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a six hundred pound recluse hides away in his apartment, and slowly eats himself to death. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Big-hearted and fiercely funny, The Whale tells the story of a man’s last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places.
1998 Laurence Olivier Best New Comedy (Nominee)
“Mr. McDonagh’s great strength is that he combines a love of traditional storytelling with the savage ironic humor of the modern generation…” – The Guardian (UK)
“Skull-cracking craic. A twisted & deliciously dark production – witty in all the wrong places & hilarious in all the right ones – it takes a grisly set-up & bookends it with all the simplicities of country life in the early 1990’s” – The Herald
“judging by the subject matter McDonagh gravitates towards – the body count tends to be
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