Desperately funny and yet deeply tragic, Frank Pig Says Hello, the stage version of Pat McCabe’s novel The Butcher Boy, is one of the great classics of modern Irish theatre. It tells the story of Francie Brady growing up in a small Irish town in the 1960s and his descent towards a brutal act that shocks his community.
Featuring mesmerising performances by actors Darragh Byrne and John Ruddy, the play is regarded as one of the most vivid, hilarious and heartbreaking evocations ever seen on a stage of an Irish childhood and adolescence gone wrong. From the opening live trumpet notes over an image of a happy, comical boy acting the piglet, to the breathtaking depiction of a dark deed, this is theatre at its most entertaining and gripping best.
Not suited to under 13s
Frank Pig Says Hello by Pat McCabe
Presented by Co-Motion Media