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Michael Patric presents Sugar: The hilarious shenanigans of Danyl Sweetnam.
Written & Performed by Michael Patric, Directed by Geoff Gould

From the same team who brought you, Sean Moylan, An Irish Revolutionary, Sugar is written and performed by Michael Patric (An Cailín Ciúin, Smother, Frontier) and directed by Geoff Gould. A comedy with a big heart set in Mallow sugar factory prior to its closure.
Danyl Sweetnam describes his last days as an Irish Sugar employee. As much as he tries to stay on topic, he can’t help veering off towards “the craic” and taking us on a journey of hilarious shenanigans.

You must have the craic. I don’t trust any fella who can’t have d’aul craic.”

It’s 2006 and Danyl is finding the going tough. His marriage is falling apart, his job is in jeopardy and then there’s a family bereavement. Rather than letting it all defeat him though, Danyl decides to laugh his way through it. Contrary to the stereotypical Irish male who finds it difficult to talk about his problems, Danyl will tell it all to anyone, anywhere, anytime. His fear, his grief, his family and even his sex life.

He has a deep love and respect for his work colleagues. They have taught him the value of laughing at the serious stuff. He will tell us with pride how they fought against the company to win a fair redundancy settlement in the Labour Court. Indeed, this fight mirrors his own personal fight with tragedy and loss. “If you can keep smiling at all, you have hope.”

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