Following on from the amazing audience response to Joe Prop at Barnardos Project Undermybed2014 at Smock Alley Theatre in January, ‘Fair City’ actor Maclean Burke and playwright Gemma Doorly have developed it as a full length play. It tells the story of 12 year old, Joe Kavanagh, who has a dream. A dream big enough to overcome any obstacle. Medication for a childhood illness has left him overweight and a target for school bullies who among other things have dedicated a Facebook page to him called ‘Fat Joe Kavanagh’ 200 likes. However, Joe finds solace on the School Rugby team as a prop in the scrum.
The play is set in Joe’s bedroom. A place far away from bullies, and illness where he gets to be the greatest Tight Head Prop in world rugby and captain of a winning Irish Rugby World Cup team. Joe Prop goes on nationwide tour in September and will continue to support Barnardos
In the Main Space
All proceeds from the opening night and 10% of sales are going directly to Barnardos