Joxer Daly Esq.
by Eddie Naughton
Joxer Daly, Sean O’Casey’s playful scrounger from the classic, Juno and The Paycock, takes centre stage in this intriguing new one-man play from the pen of Eddie Naughton.
From the 1913 Lockout, to the Easter Rising - and the events of The Plough and the Stars - to the birth of a new divided Nationalism, in Juno and The Paycock, we see it all through the eyes of a survivor like no other.
Joxer is an ordinary person trying to navigate the difficult waters of what was Dublin in the period leading up to the birth of a Republic. With events that were to alter the course of Irish history as a backdrop, Joxer Daly Esq. charts an everyman journey from respectable member of The Foresters Association to a vagabond scraping by with only his wit to use as collateral.
Brilliantly performed by Phelim Drew (My Left Foot, The Commitments), Joxer’s love of language, humour, literature and song, together with a drinker's purple recollection, makes this a performance like no other.