Written and performed by Richard Lynch
P.J. Mulpeter, now sixty–five years of age, begins his final working day as a builders labourer having ‘soldiered’ for fifty years with the same ‘outfit’ Murray & Sons Construction, working under three different generations of the same family.
In a reflective mood he will take you through his early school years in the poverty stricken 1950’s, his first flush of youth, digging foundations and mixing concrete. We’ll meet ‘The Hat Reilly’ plasterer supreme and the cheeky upstart ‘Clancy’ who wouldn’t be fit to wash the trowel after him, and the boss ‘Oul Murray’ himself and ‘Larry the Lick’ O’Leary.
There’s the Marquee in Kilcullen, Sally Whailan’s Pub and the girl of his dreams who stole his heart while they danced to ‘Eileen Reid and the Cadets’ at Lawlor’s Ballroom Naas.
Despite his lack of formal education, P.J’s hidden talent allows him to make one final throw of the dice, in an effort to end his ignominous career on a positive note.
We promise you many laughs and possibly a tinge of pity, but above all else, real characters in the flesh and blood, characters that may be dwindling, but thankfully there’s still a few around. This one–man show is a unique and novel piece of comedy drama.
Please note: over 12’s recommended. Contains strong language.