Writer and performer Genevieve Hulme-Beaman is a rising star of the Irish stage. In 2014, her wickedly dark debut Pondling, about a young girl’s obsessive crush on an older boy, was a runaway hit, garnering rave reviews from Edinburgh to New York and winning a clutch of awards, including Best Female Performer at Dublin Fringe Festival, the Scotsman Fringe First Award Edinburgh and a New York Times Critics Pick. 

This rehearsed reading offers a tantalizing glimpse of her brand-new work before its official premiere. Rat King is a spoken-word black comedy exploring the lives of David and Chrissy, a pigeon-hearted duo clambering to make sense of their world. Shot through with her deliciously dark humour, Rat King confirms Hulme-Beaman as one of the country’s most exciting new talents.

Suitable for ages 16 and over.

‘a glittering gem of a show’ The Irish Times on Pondling