LEAVES OF HEAVEN_
Written by Pat McCabe
Directed by Joe O'Byrne
Producers: Vanessa Fielding, Joe O'Byrne
Lighting and AV: Conleth White
Set and Props: Stephanie Golden , Justyna Nowicka
Costumes: Marie Tierney
Puppets: Margot Quinn
Patrick McCabe was twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, for The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto, both made into major feature films by Neil Jordan. “The Butcher Boy” novel was published in 1992 and in the same year at the Dublin Theatre Festival Joe O’Byrne directed “Frank Pig Says Hello”, the stage adaptation of the acclaimed novel. Now the story of Francie Brady reaches its conclusion in the world premiere of this new play.
Francie Brady was a young boy in the early nineteen sixties Ireland, when he committed the brutal murder that is at the heart of the novel “The Butcher Boy”. Now, many years later, Francie is one of the last residents of the Dundrum Mental Hospital where he has spent his life since he committed that dreadful crime, trying to make sense of his life and achieve redemption.