Janey Dillis

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Updated: January 1st, 2018

CallBack Theatre presents

Janey Dillis

Queen of the Wild Interior

Written and Directed by John Sheehy

Performed by Cora Fenton

Belltable | Thur 25th (preview) & Fri 26th Jan | 8pm

Tickets | €16/€14/€12 (preview)


The company that brought you the Award Winning 5 Star show Fred & Alice are back with their New Play

What would happen if you woke up one morning, found yourself in the middle of a snow storm and you have no power, no heat, no phone, no food?

Welcome to the world of Janey Dillis.  Janey hasn’t left her house in 25 years. No one has set foot inside her house in 20 years which up till now has been just the way she likes it.

As her situation escalates, Janey is forced to question her way of life and deals with her predicament through her wild imagination.  She is prone to fantastical flights of fantasy that reveal much of her inner self and the wider world that has caused her to become trapped.

CALLBACK Theatre, a local based award winning theatre company, is Cora Fenton and John Sheehy.  CallBack has produced and toured locally, nationally and internationally. Most recently Callback has produced plays written by John Sheehy including Set in Stone, a play based on the history of Kilmallock and the surrounding area.  It received its world premiere production in 2010 at Friars’ Gate Theatre, sold out and was revived in 2011. It was described by the critics as: ‘A Captivating Carnival of Drama…Great Writing…Stunningly Effective…Terrific Cast’ – Irish Theatre Magazine. ‘One of the Most Inventive Shows ever Produced in the Mid West’ – Limerick Post
John’s third play MEN WITHOUT SOULS had it’s premiere in October 2014 as part of Limerick City of Culture.  It was supported by Limerick City of Culture, Ballyhoura Development and Friars’ Gate Theatre.John received a Theatre Artist in Residence Award at Friars’ Gate Theatre in 2013 from the Arts Council of Ireland during which he wrote The Hole. The Hole premiered in Dublin with a seven week run. John was awarded a second year as Artist in Residence at Friars’ Gate and worked on his next play Dog Shit City.
Cora Fenton is co-founder of CallBack theatre and works as actor and producer for CallBack including the award winning hugely successful 5 Star Show Fred & Alice. Cora has also recently being touring Arsehammers and Bonfire Night by Claire Dowie, highlights including performing at the Vaults Festival in London, the Oran Mor Glasgow and the Comann na Mara Festival in North Uist – the Outer Hebrides! Other recent theatre work includes: Playhouse Creatures for Empire Line Productions at the Cork Arts Theatre and 2 tours of Graffiti Theatre Company’s After Dark in 2015, CallBack’s Set in Stone and Men Without Souls written by John Sheehy, Graffiti’s Where In The World Is Frank Sparrow, Blue Raincoat’s production of EndGame at the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival and playing the title role in Mary Motorhead written by Mark O’Halloran which premiered in Dublin before going on tour and which also won Best Irish Dramatisation at the PPI National Radio Awards.
The development phase of the play was made possible by the very kind support of Limerick City and County Arts Office and Friars’ Gate Theatre

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