This year is the 850th anniversary of the Norman invasion of Ireland. The play begins in July 1307 at Ballyfermot Castle where the Fitzwilliam family are in residence when messengers arrive with a letter marked with the Royal seal: Edward I (Longshanks ) is dead and his son Edward II is to succeed him. The new king appoints Piers Gaveston as Lord lieutenant of Ireland with orders to crush the Gaelic clans the O’Tooles and the O’Byrnes who have resisted and raided the Norman settlements for decades. In a play full of action, adventure, intrigue and betrayal learn how these events changed the lives of the Fitzwilliam family and Ballyfermot forever.
A Jack of All trades production, directed and produced by Craig Gahan (Jack of all Trades) and Billy Mangan (Basement productions).