Fiona Doyle

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Winner: Papatango New Writing Prize
Director David Mercatali Starring
  • Charlie De Bromhead
  • Yolanda Kettle
  • Kerr Logan
  • Eric Richard
    Finborough Theatre

    Kilian was once Coolatully's pride and joy, its champion on the hurling field. Now the village can't muster a team, the country's shutting down, and Eilish wants to leave for a new life across the ocean. And this is 2014. As Irish history repeats itself, Kilian must confront the demons of the past and decide whether to stay or go forever.

    Coolatully had its world premiere at the Finborough Theatre in October 2014.


    Doyle’s play tells us, very touchingly, what it is like to be young in rural Ireland today and pins down vividly the tendency to romanticise the past and future to make up for the disquieting present. Michael Billington
    The Guardian

    It's surprising, and fascinating, to hear a female voice raised in this company of cacophonous Celtic writers.

    Michael Coveney
    What's On Stage

    Coolatully explores themes of  love, loss, survivor guilt, escaping small lives in small places, how history repeats itself.

    Veronica Lee
    Art's Desk

    The scenes between Kilian and the cantankerous Jimmy are a bittersweet delight, and the dialogue lilts and crackles with skill.... Doyle has written an expressive and memorable play Stewart Pringle

    Bold and strong writing from Doyle.

    James Martin
    The Irish Post

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