The Ballad of Charlie & Cate


The Ballad of Charlie and Cate is a multi-character epic play that charts the rise and fall of two working class Corkonian sisters Charlie and Cate Maloney.  Two actors portray 30 characters at a rapid fire speed that choreographs the play’s language in an exhilarating verbal ballet that includes everything from love, death, sex, rock ‘n’ roll, Gabriel Byrne, The Beatles, an unwanted son, a suicidal mother, a paedophile teacher and the River Lee.


Roisin O’Neill as Charlie & others
Marnie McCleane-Fay as Cate & others

Writer:  Ed Malone

Director:  Tony McCleane-Fay

Sound Design:  Cormac O’Connor

Video Design:  Sara Wentworth

June 10-14, 2015
as part of the 2015 Cork Midsummer Festival