Texas Fried Chicken, abject misery and a one-way Ryanair ticket. A fresh, modern look at what it means to be young in Ireland today.

Everyone hates Iona. Everyone except Pingu. Fitting in is hard when one of you can’t shut up and your silent best friend wears a tuxedo to school every day. Sick of the ceaseless bullying and despair, Iona and Pingu decide to get the fuck out of Dublin.

Turns out that emigrating is a great way to get noticed by the cool kids. Loving the attention, Iona is drunk on her new-found popularity until she discovers she’s messed with the wrong crowd. In a world where reputation must be defended tooth and nail, this can only end in disaster for all involved.

‘truthful, heart-rendering, and crackles with youthful energy.’
★★★★ Everything Theatre

From Kylie Jenner lip kits to Lucozade, this is a fresh, modern look at what it means to be young in Ireland today. Shortlisted for the Papatango New Writing Prize, Lisa Carroll’s sharp and sparkling debut dissects the true cost of belonging, and reflects on how hard it is to break away from the place you grew up.


Captioned performance: Wed 28 Nov – to book your tickets for this, please contact our Box Office team directly, email box1@sohotheatre.com, or call 0207 478 0100, option 1, or pop in to book in person.


Caitriona Ennis

Caitriona Ennis

Elise Heaven

Elise Heaven

Colin Campbell

Colin Campbell

Sade Malone

Sade Malone

Peter Newington

Peter Newington



Debbie Hannan


Sofi Berenger & George Warren


Basia Binkowska


Jessica Hung Han Yun

Lighting Designer

Dominic Brennan

Sound Designer

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