Theatre: A tense tale of woman versus cow

Theatre: A tense tale of woman versus cow
Noni Stapleton as the pregnant Siobhán in Charolais

Theatre: Charolais. By Noni Stapleton. Everyman Theatre, Cork. Directed by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh. Runs nationwide until October 15 (see biggerpictureprojects.com/productions/charolais/). Rating: ****. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

The one-woman show Charolais opens with an arresting image. Against the sound of a swirling ambulance siren, a pregnant Siobhán (Noni Stapleton) enters wearing a blood-splattered white apron and wielding a carving knife. It sets the tone for a night of gleefully subversive theatre.

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