Wednesday June 3, 2020

Powerful political theatre examines lure of black gold

Theatre: Little Thing, Big Thing. By Donal O’Kelly. Directed by Jim Culleton. Project Arts Centre, Dublin, until May 16. Rating: ****. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden

9th May, 2015
Donal O’Kelly and Sorcha Fox give strong performances in Little Thing, Big Thing, described as ’funny, madcap and dark’

Oil – specifically the powerful connections and sinister behaviour of the oil industry – drives the plot of Little Thing, Big Thing, Donal O’Kelly’s dynamic, linguistically inventive thriller that is also a finely executed piece of political theatre.

Sorcha Fox plays Martha, a Scottish nun who has been teaching in Nigeria for two decades. Just as she is preparing to leave the country, Martha is given a roll of film and...

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