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Julie Maguire as Orisin
Dominic Moore as Koastguard
John McCarthy as Unkle
Raphael Greene as ISL Interpreter
Noelle Brown as Kwire
Julie Maguire as Orisin


A remarkable work of theatre and song that explores our age-old need to reach out beyond ourselves, even in the most remote place imaginable. Following four human lives across the lifespan of a whale; the stories of Orisin, Kwire, Unkle and Koastguard intertwine in subtle and abrupt ways, sending echoes long into the future.

Orisin Julie Maguire

Kwire Noelle Brown

Koastguard Dominic Moore

Unkle John McCarthy

ISL Interpreter Raphael Greene

Kwire Stand-in Bernadette Cronin

Directed by John McCarthy
Assistant Director Katrina Foley

Set and Lighting Design Eoin Winning
Composer and Sound Design Fiona Sheil
Costume Design Valentina Gambardella

Produced by Naomi Daly
Production Manager Donal McNinch
Stage Manager Chris Hopcraft
Graphic Design Megan Clancy

Supported by The Arts Council, Cork Opera House, University College Cork, and Cork Midsummer Festival

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Cork Opera House, June 2022

Supported by the Arts Council, Cork Midsummer Festival, Cork Opera House and UCC.

Photo Shane J Horan
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