It has been confirmed that Box Clever by Monsay Whitney and Killymuck by Kat Woods will play at the Bunker Theatre.

Exploring the political cause and effect of what being born with less means, Killymuck by Kat Woods and Box Clever by Monsay Whitney will play at the Bunker Theatre from the 26th March until the 13th April.

Kat Woods’ (Wasted, King’s Head Theatre and international tour) Killymuck is set to star Aoife Lennon (Mule, Edinburgh Festival, Clapham Omnibus and tour) and will be directed by Caitriona Shoobridge (Ivan and the Dogs, Young Vic). The play offers an insight into how growing up on a council
estate affects the present and informs the future.

Killymuck is a housing estate built on a paupers’ graveyard in 1970s Ireland. Inspired by real events from Woods’ upbringing, this reworked and exciting production sees Niamh navigate the trials and tribulations of being from the benefit system. Educational barriers, impoverishment, depression and lack of opportunities conspire against the struggle to escape the underclass stereotype.

In contrast, Box Clever by Monsay Whitney (Hand to Mouth, Lyric Hammersmith), starring Redd Lily Roche (Our Country’s Good, The Pleasance) and directed by Stef O’Driscoll (Island Town, Paines Plough), confronts us with the repercussions of systemic failure in politics to care about the benefits and working class.

Ever get the feeling you’re going round in one big circle? Ten years. Back and forth between a trio of arseholes and nothing to show for it except a baby, an Argos ring and a busted nose. At the refuge they call that a pattern.

Moving, truthful and darkly comic, Box Clever is about one woman’s experience of a refuge and a Mother’s commitment to do the best for her daughter.

Both shows will feature designs by Minglu Wang, lighting design by Joe Price, associate lighting design by Amy Mae Smith and sound design by Benjamin Grant.

Both plays will be performed at the Bunker Theatre from the 26th March until the 13th April.