A shortt hop to the dark stuff

A shortt hop to the dark stuff
Pat Shortt believes that A Skull In Connemara is the funniest of the Leenane Trilogy Pic: Fergal Phillips

Pat Shortt has made the move from madcap comedy to brooding theatre roles. The former D’Unbelievables star tells Sara Keating how he went about it

‘Any time you are on stage you expose yourself,” says Pat Shortt. “But it’s always easier to do it when you can hide behind a character, whether that’s someone you have made up yourself or someone else’s creation.”

The actor, comedian and writer is best known for the “extreme Irish characters” he has played since he first began performing with fellow comedian Jon Kenny as D’Unbelievables in the late 1980s. The duo...

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