The Pitch – 2 Act Comedy

The Pitch by Shane Connaughton

Philly lived and played for his team, the jersey, the parish, his friends – the very pitch his enemies are now trying to take from him to turn into a housing estate. Like Philoctetes abandoned by his comrades as they go off to fight the Trojan War, Philly is tormented by painful memories and the unjust fate that holds him prisoner as he replays the events of that day when his club won the county championship for the one and only time and he wasn’t allowed to play. Accused of fathering an illegitimate child, and now threatened with retirement to a nursing home, he holds tight to the memory of the Herculean feats of his youth ‘ and to the land on which these dramas unfolded. For him, the old pitch is sacred ground, and it is here that he will make his last stand.

Thursday 10th November 2011

At the Corn Mill Theatre & Arts Centre
Co. Leitrim

Doors open: 8:00pm
Show starts: 8:30pm

Booking: (049) 4339612 or


Friday 25th November 2011

At Newtownforbes Sports Complex at 8.30pm (For bookings contact Catherine Faughnan on 087 9956496) – Tickets 10euro



07-Nov-11 by Colette Fox – PRO