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ABOUT FRANK PIG SAYS HELLO

Frank Pig Says Hello, the stage version of Pat McCabe’s novel The Butcher Boy, returns to the Festival after 25 years, alongside McCabe’s follow up show, The Leaves of Heaven, in a unique double-bill.

It is one of the saddest and funniest tales I have seen.  The Irish Times on ‘Frank Pig Says Hello’
 
A masterpiece is  the word  that springs to mind when describing this piece.
The Evening Herald on 'Frank Pig Says Hello'

Twenty-five years after it was first presented as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 1992, Frank Pig Says Hello, the stage version of Pat McCabe’s novel The Butcher Boy, returns alongside McCabe’s follow up  show , The Leaves of Heaven, in a unique double-bill.
 
Frank Pig Says Hello is a desperately funny and tragic depiction of the life of Francie Brady growing up in a small Irish town in the 1960s and his descent towards the brutal act that shocked the community. The Leaves of Heaven sees Francie many years later as he lives out his days in Dundrum Mental Hospital searching for forgiveness.
 
The Leaves of Heaven was first presented in co-production with The Complex and funded by Dublin City Council.
 
Presented by Draíocht and axis:Ballymun in association with Dublin Theatre Festival.

Cast and Creative Team
Written by Pat McCabe
Directed by Joe O’Byrne
Design by Robert Ballagh, Steph Golden
Lighting Design: Conleth White
Costume Design: Marie Tierney 

Tickets  and  Information  
Venue: Draíocht
Frank Pig Says Hello:  Oct 4, 8pm, Oct 6, 7pm, Oct 7, 2pm & 7pm*
Leaves of Heaven:  Oct 5, 8pm, Oct 6, 9pm, Oct 7, 4pm & 9pm*
 
Venue: axis:Ballymun
Frank Pig Says Hello:   Oct 11, 8pm, Oct 13, 7pm*
Leaves of Heaven:  Oct 12, 8pm, Oct 13, 9pm*

*Double bill
 
Tickets: Single show: €18 Both shows: €28
 
Duration: Approx. 90 mins.  No interval. ( Frank Pig Says Hello )
Approx. 80 mins. No interval. (Leaves of Heaven)
Double bill – Approx. 3 hrs 20 mins inc. interval

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  • DATES

  • Wed, Oct 11 | 20:00
    Fri, Oct 13 | 19:00

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