A new Christmas satire from RTÉ Radio starring for the first time on Radio Drama Pat Shortt. Pat heads up a stellar Irish ensemble cast including Joe Taylor ( Mattie and all the voices in RTÉ Radio's re enactments of The Tribunal(s)), Owen Roe ( played King Lear in the Abbey, just back from playing Big Daddy in "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" at the National theatre in London) Paul Ronan ( Veronica Guerin, The Devil's Own and ..... Saoirse's daddy) and Mary McEvoy ( Biddy from Glenroe, Buddhist and Mental Health Campaigner ... and National Treasure) as they present a uniquely Irish and satirical take on a christmas classic.
The story centres on George Buckley (Pat Shortt) a top banker still living the high life. After a champagne-fuelled Christmas meeting with fellow banker 'Fingers' Flaherty (Owen Roe) . George has an accident with the LUAS and ends up in hospital. There a mysterious doctor Jimmy Stewart (Joe Taylor) takes George on an odyssey to review his life and to show how the world and the lives of others (Paul Ronan and Mary McEvoy) would have been if he didn't exist - a well told reworking of both the Dicken's and Capra Classics - but it holds a few surpises for him and the audience.
Directed by Brian Kelly
Sound Supervision by Mark McGrath
Series Producer Kevin Reynolds
A co-production by RTÉ Drama On One and Gable End Media