Digging Deep

Faeries (Rehearsed Reading)

by Callum O’Brien

the cockpit aug 2019


Faeries tells the story of JJ and Mullane, two childhood friends returning to their rural home town, from opposite ends of the globe, in the midst of this referendum. We follow as they engage with their family, the locals and themselves and explore the various conflicting and complicated feelings the ‘Vote Yes’ campaign has unearthed. Both JJ and Mullane go on individual quests of sexual and national identity which compel them to convince not only the local population, but also themselves to go to the polls and vote in favour of reclaiming Ireland from the archaic and abusive grasp of the Catholic Church.


Faeries was developed by Moonchild, supported by The Cockpit.