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Cleft by Fergal McElherron: Audio Play


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Twin sisters, Fea and Caireen, living on a harsh, remote island, are raising a boy together. Abandoned by their mother at a young age and left in their teens to fend for themselves by their troubled father, the women have created their own emotional ecosystem. While Caireen embraces motherhood, Fea struggles as she watches the boy grow in the likeness of his father whose body lies buried beneath the hawthorn tree.

Cleft – a visceral story of one family’s unrelenting will to survive – and ultimately to make choices based on instinct.

Cleft was originally produced as a stage show by Rough Magic and glór in association with Galway International Arts Festival and Kilkenny Arts Festival. The audio play was produced by Rough Magic Theatre Company and Hatch Pictures.

To download a copy of the Cleft programme, please click HERE

Fea          Simone Kirby
Caireen  Penny Layden

Writer      Fergal McElherron
Director   Lynne Parker
Sound Designer  Joe Hunt