Tom Hogan

Just Turf

A poignant, original and dark exploration of one woman’s personal fantasy to dance with Michael Flately and smother him in her prize winning creamy mashed potato.

Like many Irish families Maisie’s siblings have migrated across the globe and as the youngest she is left at home, dealing with her demanding, ailing, feckless father. Vexed, Maisie spends her days furiously shining her dancing shoes, before banging out her one two three’s in an elaborate, hand knit, hand washed, pannelled dress.

The only sanctury and sloice for her is found in the field by her house, when she tends her prize winning, blight resistant patatoes. It’s the versitility of the crop that pleases her most, if only there was someone to help her fervantly whisk her crop into silky white mash to the beat of traditional music. Where is that someone to alieviate the longing brought on by the half naked tanned muscular torso of the riverdance calander 2006.

This is a play on a passion of youth, now lost in a starchy, tuberous crop and the frustration of the dance repeadedly whumped out on a hard kitchen floor.

Performed by Tom Hogan & Susan Swanton. Directed by Javier Marzan. Designed by Nerissa Cargill Thompson. Film Made By Phil Smethurst