Meet Occi Byrne, the illegitimate child of a single mother in the Catholic west of Ireland. Shunned by church, state and family, Occi must fight his way to adulthood in a dog-eat-dog world. It’s an exhilarating journey that plunges him into murder and mayhem, love and death, only to return him to the place he began. Tragic, tender and uproariously funny, Swansong is the story of a lost soul in search of a home.
“Swansong is a mighty tour de force featuring an indisputable talent and his boundless energy and commitment. What de Vanny brings to the stage is faultlessly executed”
- Australian Theatre
"...an intense, dynamic and technically assured performance (that) thoroughly deserves the standing ovations it receives."
- Cameron Woodhead, The Age
(full review here: https://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/theatre/singular-tour-de-force-propels-tale-of-troubled-outcast-20190519-p51p10.html?btis&fbclid=IwAR2Pbc8ilHxJjb49KVVTufaMHkDuw0Wn6P7EufZXIiv5jEAZyPLW47-lN9k)
Warnings - some trigger warnings (mental health, domestic violence, strong coarse language)