Jumping the Sharks
A Blood in the Alley Production
Writer: Micheal Lovett
Director: Geoff Gould
Performed by: Don Wycherley
Micheál Lovett’s Jumping the Sharks – the world premiere at Smock Alley Theatre.
When the popularity of a hit television programme or star begins to wane, this is known, in American media parlance, as ‘jumping the shark’.
Blood in the Alley Theatre Company is delighted to announce the world premiere of Jumping the Sharks, the new play by Stewart Parker-nominated writer Micheál Lovett, performed by IFTA-nominated actor Don Wycherley and directed by Blood in the Alley’s Geoff Gould.
In it, Wycherley plays Nick Cross, a tough-guy media executive with a taste for fast cars, deviant sex, booze and class A narcotics. The dead Cross addresses us from a purgatorial afterlife, rewinding and replaying the dissolute past that got him there.
Playwright & Cast:
Micheál Lovett | Playwright
Lovett wowed the critics with Macbeth at the Gates and his last play The Ebony Bird. He was nominated for the prestigious Stewart Parker Award for his first outing, The Deadman’s Beard.
Don Wycherley | Performer
Wycherley meanwhile has been at the top of his game for more than a decade now. Cinema and television audiences will best remember him from Bachelor’s Walk, Ballykissangel and Garage. Theatre-goers meanwhile, will not have been able to forget his recent roles in Eugene O’Brien’s Eden and Conor McPherson’s The Seafarer among many, many more. They won’t forget this one either.
Dates & Venues:
Jumping the Sharks was performed in 2010:
20th – 21st October | Briery Gap Theatre, Macroom | brierygap.ie
October 26th to November 13th | Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin | smockalley.com