(2014) Duck « The Dazzling Nicola Coughlan


Nicola as Sophie

Directed by: Max Stafford-Clark & Stella Feehily
Written by: Stella Feehily
Cast Members: Rory Keenan, Sarah Madigan, Brian Protheroe
Venue: Out of Joint
Production Dates: June 2014
Genre: Realistic Drama


Set in present-day Dublin, the play follows Cat, a girl in her late teens, temping as a nightclub hostess in a seedy bar belonging to her thuggish boyfriend Mark. Cat (or ‘Duck’, as Mark unkindly calls her, because of the size of her feet) tries to kick-start her life by blowing up Mark’s car and, later, starting a relationship with Jack, an ageing author with a drink problem. But for all her attempts to transcend the limitations of her life, she comes to realise that companionship with her best mate Sophie offers the best option after all.