World Premier of new Dermott Petty play

World Premier of new Dermott Petty play


The World Premiere of the play ‘The Only Punk Rocker in the Village’ will be staged at the Royal Spa Hotel in Lisdoonvarna next month.

‘The Only Punk Rocker in the Village’  is a new play by North Clare native Dermott Petty.

The play is set in North Clare in the late 1970’s where a teenagers discovery of Punk Rock turns his life upside down and causes consideration, shock and misunderstanding with his parents, his community and his friends.

The setting is in the village of Lisdoonvarna, where a tight-nit, conservative, traditional based community is invaded by this new foreign phenomenon Punk Rock. In the village however there is only 1 & ½  Punk rockers. (The ½ is away at boarding school)  The one punk rocker in the village has notions of rebellion, grandeur and turning the world upside down.

The origins of the play began when a poem of Dermott Petty’s tilted ‘When Punk Rock Came to North Clare’ was published by Revival Press in Limerick. The play will be Directed by Joan O’Hanrahan and will be performed by Dermott Petty.

‘The Only Punk Rocker in the Village’ will have its World Premiere at the Royal Spa Hotel in Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare on Saturday 13th April and Sunday April 14th.

There will be 2 performances of ‘The Only Punk Rocker in the VIllage’ at the Royal Spa Hotel in Lisdoonvarna, Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th. Both performances begin at 8pm.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.