The Lonesome West    by Martin McDonagh

Featured in the 2013 , 2012 and 2008 Festivals


The Lonesome West features the constantly arguing brothers Coleman and Valene, whose father has just died in a shotgun "accident." Valene is only interested in his religious ornaments, and drinking poteen. Coleman is only interested in eating, and attends funerals to collect free sausage rolls and vol au vents. When Valene goes out to help drag a body out of the lake with Father Welsh, Coleman destroys all of Valene's plastic figurines, by placing them in Valene's new stove. Only Father Welsh, the alcoholic parish priest, attempts to fix their relationship, but his advice mostly goes unheard.