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Actor Michael Power returns to Theatre Royal stage

In 1999, Waterford actor Michael Power and playwright Pat Daly first collaborated on Red Kettle’s production of Pat’s professional debut, “The Pilferers”. Since then, they have worked on a number of Pat’s plays, including “Urbs Intacta Manet”, directed by Michael in 2003.  In 2005, Michael directed Pat’s play “GTI”, starring Liam Butler. Liam subsequently directed Michael in Pat’s play “John Roberts Square”.

 

Both Liam and Michael helped co-produce Pat’s play “Dissident” in 2012., while 2019 saw Michael and Pat collaborate on the writing of a new work “Undocumented” with Tony Kelly,  which was broadcast on WLR fm in 2020.

Now, Pat, Michael and Liam are back working together again on a new play by Pat, The Attack, which will premiere at Theatre Royal 17th-20th August.

 

Directed by Liam and starring Michael, The Attack is set in Waterford city and tells a story of a good man’s life- altering journey to his dark side, as our protagonist gets caught up in a violent knife attack and becomes a hero, feted far and wide. Heroics are recorded on someone’s phone, uploaded to the net and go viral. But all is not what it should be. His injured friend, one of the victims of the knife attack, is also in trouble with some local drug dealers. When he decides to do something about it, he’s drawn into a dark world of fearless unyielding criminality and left with no choice but to fight fire with fire.

The Attack draws on social unrest and vigilantism, featuring Pat’s signature gritty realism and dark humour. If you’re a fan of Waterford theatre, this is not to be missed!

 

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