Olive Plunkett channels her lockdown break-up in a city full of other lonely thinkers in this series of monologues and music videos from writer and director Jessica Courtney Leen.
Alone with their thoughts, twelve Corkonians scattered far and wide reveal their innermost selves through comedic, heartbreaking and theatrical monologues. Weaving around these lonely strangers in her hometown is Olive Plunkett - aimlessly trying to get through a breakup on her own. With only songs for a companion, Olive uses the melodies and lyrics in her ears to channel her thoughts. All the while aware of the private worlds that exist in the heads that pass her by.
A story told by Cork artists to celebrate the power of perseverance through hard times.
Join the writer Jessica Courtney Leen for a post-show Q&A in conversation with Abbey Blake after premiere on Tuesday 15 June - a Zoom link will be available in the event description.
Jessica Courtney Leen - Writer, Creative Director Bold Lip
Holly Keating - Artwork
Ciaran Bermingham as Marlboro Prince (featuring Alex Bermingham as Parnell)
Shane Casey as Hal Moon
Ethan Dillon as Mack Curtain
Liadán Dunlea & Martha Dunlea as The Winthrop Sisters
Megan Haly as Gráinne Parade
Aoife Kelly as Gal Gallagher
Malua Ní Chléirigh as Lucy Bishop
Áine Ní Laoighre as Phoenix Crane
Róisín O’ Neill as Echo
Aoife O’ Sullivan as Fenny Church (featuring Kit Thompson)
Craig Sweeney as Little William
Pearse McCarthy as Radio Presenter Voiceover
Directed & Produced by Bold Lip
Filmed & Edited by Robin Guiton
Featuring Niall Holland & Jessica Courtney Leen
Lyrics & Melodies by Jessica Courtney Leen
Nothing But You & Paranoid co-written by Tiz McNamara & Jessica Courtney Leen
Produced by Brian Casey, Wavefield Studio Clonakilty