By Abbie Spallen Tue 12 Sep - Tue 14 Nov, 2006

There's one in every town, and they call her the Pumpgirl. She works
in the garage, changes the oil and thinks she's one of the lads. She's
sweet on 'No-helmet' Hammy, but he loves no-one but himself. He's
out all night with his racing boys, whilst wife Sinead's off on a
joyride of her own, with an ache that's about to be cured.

A turbo-charged race through the diesel fumes and country music of the Armagh badlands, Mike Bradwell directs an exhilarating tale of humour and horror by a major new voice in Irish writing. Abbie Spallen's explosively comic new play takes us deep into the unspoken thoughts and darkest desires of three lives destined to collide.


What the papers say

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' It's immaculately directed as usual by Mike Bradwell'

Time Out

'Spallen's writing is always vivid and vital... I suspect we'll be hearing a lot more of a dramatist who can so graphically evoke Hammy's shoddy little world and make all too visible the unseen character of his chum Shawshank.'

The Times


Direction - Mike Bradwell
Design - Bob Bailey
Lighting Design - Tanya Burns


cast includes

James Doran
Orla Fitzgerald
Maggie Hayes