Cuckoo

5 star rating

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Everyone hates Iona. Everyone except Pingu. Fitting in is hard when one of you can't shut up and your silent best friend wears a tuxedo to school every day. Sick of the ceaseless bullying and despair, Iona and Pingu decide to get out of Dublin.
Cuckoo at Soho Theatre

Image: Metal Rabbit Productions


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Soho Theatre
Started: Tuesday 13 November 2018
Closed: Saturday 8 December 2018
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins (inc interval)
Age suitability: 16+

Background


From Lucozade to Kylie Jenner lip kits, this is a fresh, modern look at what it means to be young in Ireland today.


Cuckoo examines what happens when Pingu's non-binary identity rubs up against the gender expectations of those around them.


Trying to navigate sexual politics and wanting more than the life that's handed to them, Carroll's teenagers are wild, funny, awful, and utterly human.


Cuckoo considers the bond of friendship through the shifting turbulence of adolescence as Iona and Pingu fight to figure out what they want.


Carroll dissects the true cost of belonging and reflects on how hard it is to break away from the place you grew up.


Synopsis


Everyone hates Iona.


Everyone except Pingu.


Fitting in is hard when one of you can't shut up and your silent best friend wears a tuxedo to school every day.


Sick of the ceaseless bullying and despair, Iona and Pingu decide to get the fuck out of Dublin.


Turns out that emigrating is a great way to get noticed by the cool kids.


Loving the attention, Iona is drunk on her new-found popularity until she discovers she's messed with the wrong crowd.


In a world where reputation must be defended tooth and nail, this can only end in disaster for all involved.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 13 November 2018

Press night:Friday 16 November 2018

Closes:Saturday 8 December 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑15pm

Friday ‑ 7‑15pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑15pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Thursday - 2-15pm (from 22 Nov)

Saturday - 2-15pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:
From £10

Cast


Colin Campbell - Pockets

Caitriona Ennis - Iona

Elise Heaven - Pingu

Sade Malone - Toller

Peter Newington - Trix


Creatives


Author: Lisa Carroll
Director: Debbie Hannan
Designer: Basia Binkowska
Lighting: Jessica Hung Han Yun
Sound: Dominic Brennan
Production: Sofi Berenger & George Warren for Metal Rabbit Productions

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