Hairy Jaysus is a biopic of Francis Sheehy-Skeffington, based on the events that led to his execution during Easter Week of 1916.
Sheehy-Skeffington was a pacifist, feminist, socialist and atheist who was executed by British authorities after being wrongly identified as one of the leaders of the Easter Rising, whilst trying to stop looting during the Dublin rebellion.
Donal O’Kelly’s epic drama is to be performed by Exit Does Theatre’s artistic director, Paddy McEneaney, and was developed in collaboration with practitioners Paul McDonnell (Design Technician) and Dee Armstrong (Director). It is produced in association with the Glens Centre, Manorhamilton.
Hairy Jaysus is Exit Does Theatre’s first professional play and has previously been performed at the Glens Centre and in the Galway Theatre Festival.
Exit Does Theatre is an exciting new theatre company based in the border counties of Fermanagh and Leitrim who have been developing outreach programmes in the region for the past three years.