Young, gifted and Irish, Barry crosses the waves in pursuit of a job and the girl he loves. He soon cons his way into a job at Sellafield, home of Britain’s military-grade plutonium. For a 20-year-old with anger management issues, it is a role full of seductive possibilities, and when the girl remains frustratingly out of reach, it’s anybody’s guess which he’ll destroy first – himself or the entire f***ing planet.
And, if it matters, it’s almost all true.
Barry McKinley’s stories have twice been shortlisted for the Hennessy Literary Award. He was nominated in 2010 for Best New Play, Irish Theatre Awards (for Elysium Nevada). He has written plays for BBC Radio 4 and RTE, and was a prize winner in the O.Z Whitehead/Society of Irish Playwrights award. His work has been staged at Edinburgh Fringe, Dublin Fringe and Main festivals, RSC Fringe, and many more. He lives in Ireland.