Fionn Foley
Award-winning writer, composer and performer.

Eamonn (From Menswear)


A New rap MUSICAL Written & COMPOSEd by Fionn Foley.

An Ill-Advised Theatre Company Production. Originally performed at Smock Alley Theatre 1-6th August 2016. Futher performances at the Mick Lally Theatre as part of Galway Theatre Festival and at the Bulmers Lounge at the Body and Soul Festival 2017.

Photography: Ste Murray

Swirling in and out of every verse like raspberry ripple syrup, Eamonn goes full throttle at freestyling, even pulling off hip-hop with aplomb ★★★★
— Irish Daily Mail
A shrewd exploration of identity politics in modern Ireland, one that could inspire a new fashion of understanding
— Exeunt Magazine

Eamonn (From Menswear) is a one-man musical comedy interrogating the essence of Irish identity and culture while asking the questions: What makes someone Irish? Who decides who is welcome in Ireland? And - do you have these in a size nine? 
Eamonn is the manager of a menswear store. He is a young, devoted father and husband; a diligent worker; a considerate neighbour; and a passionate karaoke enthusiast. Like many young Irish men, Eamonn lives his life according to his own self-curated code of ethics, but the principles he once swore by become contorted and unstable when slowly encroaching questions of identity, morality and conscience start to plague his mind. Eamonn (From Menswear) is a stylish, political and provocative fashion-infused musical dealing with the idea of a nation slowly ridding itself of the stratification of race, gender, sexuality and religion. 
But it’s a comedy, like.

Written, Composed & Performed by Fionn Foley

Director/ Claire O'Reilly

Lighting Designer/John Gunning

Producer/Andy Carberry

Lighting Assistant/Hannah Reid

Sound Assistant/Michael-David McKernan

Production Manager/Sarah-Jane Williams

Set and Costume Designer/Molly O'Cathain

Programme Design/Bryan Mooney

Graphic Design & Promotional Photography/Ste Murray

Rehearsal Photography/Kyle Cheldon Barnett