"Shoot the Crow" by Owen McCafferty at the Trafalgar Studios from 28 Sep 2005

"Shoot the Crow" by Owen McCafferty at the Trafalgar Studios from 28 Sep 2005

Shoot the Crow, by Owen McCafferty, opens at the Trafalgar Studios 11 Oct 2005, following previews from 28 Sep, booking to 10 Dec 2005.

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The cast includes James Nesbitt (Socrates), Conleth Hill (Petesy), Jim Norton (Ding Ding).

It is directed by Robert Delamere and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

James Nesbitt has worked prolifically in television, film and theatre, although he is probably best known for his portrayal of Adam Williams in all four series of the ITV drama Cold Feet, for which he won the British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Actor. More recently he has played the title role in three series of Murphy’s Law, and in the BBC’s The Miller’s Tale. His films include Danny Boyle’s Millions, Bloody Sunday, Waking Ned, Welcome to Sarajevo and Detective Mike in Woody Allen’s Match Point, to be released next year. Amongst his theatre credits are Jesus in the Bush Theatre’s production of Darwin’s Flood and Translations at the Birmingham Rep.

Conleth Hill has appeared most recently in the multi award-winning musical The Producers (for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical) and he co-starred in the hit Michael Frayn play Democracy at the National Theatre and in the West End. His performance in the original cast of Stones In His Pockets (in Ireland, London and subsequently in Toronto and New York) won him an Olivier Award and a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor. He has appeared in several seasons at the Lyric Theatre Belfast, including in Waiting for Godot and Conversations on a Homecoming and has also starred in After Darwin in Dublin and Belfast.

Jim Norton (Ding Ding) has appeared prolifically in the West End and at the National Theatre and has appeared in Conor McPherson’s Port Authority (The Gate Dublin and The New Ambassadors Theatre), Come On Over (The Abbey Theatre Dublin), The Weir (original cast at the Royal Court, Gate Theatre Dublin and on Broadway, for which he received an Olivier Award for Best Actor) and Dublin Carol (at the Atlantic Theatre, New York for which he won the OBIE for Best Actor). At the National Theatre his credits include Peter Hall’s Hamlet, Bill Bryden’s Playboy of the Western World and also Michael Blakemore’s The Wild Duck at the Lyric Hammersmith.

Shoot the Crow is about a day in the life of four Irish tilers on a building site. As they come to the end of the job they've been working on, Ding-Ding and Randolph plan to nick a left-over pallet of tiles. Dind-Ding wants to buy a window-cleaning round and Randolph has his eye on a motorbike. But the foreman and his sidekick have had the same idea...

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