Lisa Carroll’s play was shortlisted for the Papatango New Writing Prize and will play at the Soho Theatre from the 13th November.
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.
Directed by Debbie Hannan, Cuckoo explores gender identity, belonging, ego and what it means to be young in Ireland. Talking about the production the director said: “Cuckoo is an exciting new play with a unique voice about that febrile, explosive moment of adolescence when you’re striking out in attempt after attempt to be some kind of ‘SELF’.”
Cuckoo will play at the Soho Theatre from 13th November until the 8th December. For more information visit: https://sohotheatre.com/shows/cuckoo/