‘Charolais’ by Noni Stapleton

Sat 20th February
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


‘A comedic performance that jumps between a resentful, distressed woman and an overtly sexual French cow’ – The Irish Times

Written and performed by Noni Stapleton, ‘Charolais’ is an age old tale of female rivalry with a new twist: the other woman is cow, a literal one, a purebred Charolais heifer.

Siobhan’s boyfriend is a farmer who devotes considerable attention to his prize heifer at the expense of his very pregnant girlfriend. Siobhan has developed a homicidal jealousy for this Charolais and is feeling equally murderous towards her snobbish soon-to-be mother in law. A dark comedy of love and longing: rarely in Irish theatre are the challenges of farming life and the joy of sex expressed so frankly or with such charm.

Tickets are €18/€16 from Multisound Cavan and can be booked on 049-4361312.

Reviews of ‘Charolais’:

“Noni Stapleton’s hilarious take on rural life and love is a paradox: superficially crude, it’s full of wisdom and tenderness, and manages to throw in a fair sprinkling of compassion and forgiveness along the way” – Sunday Independent

“The last thing you would expect in an Irish rural drama is a parody of Edith Piaf. But Stapleton, singing ‘La Vie en Rose’ and speaking in Franglais, is all Gallic sexiness, luxuriating in a French accent, and conveying what an unsophisticated Irish girl might not otherwise be able to” ★★★★ Irish Examiner

“A fast-paced, witty, and intensely emotional tale filled with laughter, loss and despair” ★★★★ Irish Times

“Stapleton is a joy to watch and she knows her audience. Love, family and loss all combine at the finish to create a charming piece of theatre. Well worth the venture. A truly enjoyable show” ★★★★ The Public Reviews

“..a testament to Stapleton’s skills as an imaginative and animated storyteller” – The Evening.ie

“Often hilarious, spectacularly humane and still keeping the bizarre elements in the mix….Noni Stapleton is a rising star” – Cork Evening Echo