The world’s most average private detective, Jack Kairo, is back in his toughest case yet. Equipped with half his wits, his trusty .45, and a match book from a mysterious nightclub Jack has to solve the case, before it’s too late.
What is the mysterious and beautiful Manuka Honey, hiding?
Where is the mysterious hit man called ‘The Bondholder’?
What does Lomos Calientes, the mysterious latino sex machine, need from Jack?
Why is there such a flagrant over use of the word ‘mysterious’? Because this is a mystery that only one man can solve.
The Friends of Jack Kairo: A one man show and
Jack Kairo and The Long Hard Kiss Goodbye: a one man show…with two men.
Directed by Vincent A. O’Reilly
Performed by Patrick O’Donnell and Simon Toal
What the Critics say:
'one bubbling cornucopia of energetic comic inventiveness...The contrast between Kairo's (Toal) cool aplom as the situation gets more nighmarishly crazy is hilarious...’
‘Stich- inducing....O'Donnell's gleeful parodies are a joy to behold'
‘Vincent O'Reilly, who co-writes, directs with complementary energy and inventivness, with simple props and using the limited space so effectivly that the place seems to expand in every direction...The show maintains such a high level of laughing'
- John McKeown, The Irish Independent
‘a brash, exuberant amalgam of every ridiculous plot, character, name and situation ever to darken the collective nightmares of writers like Raymond Chandler and Mickey Spillane... Yes, it's funny; yes, it's vulgar; yes, it's imaginative’
- Emer O’Kelly, The Sunday Independent
‘a contemporary satirical jab’
‘The performance is carried by strong, highly physical performances by O’Donnell and Toal, who create a labyrinthine cityscape from an electric fan, a couple of chairs and a costume box. Vincent O'Reilly’s direction keeps the action large, buoyant and well-paced’
- Fintan Walsh, Irish Theatre Magazine
‘Sheer Tantrum’s production is a comedic take on the mobster genre... Toal and O’Donnell play a range of characters in a production that incorporates every available prop and makes shrewd use of the small theatre’s lighting. This ensemble effort, directed by Vincent A. O’Reilly, is a smooth blend of cheap and cheerful.’
- Eithne Shortall, The Sunday Tim