RTÉ Radio 1 Drama On One

The Churching of Happy Cullen

by Louise Lewis & Simon Manahan

This atmospheric, thought provoking piece centres on one woman’s struggle amidst the poverty of 1913 tenement life in Dublin.
Tragedy strikes and Happy Cullen is left waiting to be churched.

In her liminal state Happy, suspended in a moment, battles with and entertains ghosts of past and present in order to step over the threshold and ultimately to continue into her future.

The Churching of Happy Cullen was initially presented as a work in progress as part of ‘The Theatre Machine Turns You On: Volume 3’ and as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival 2013 directed by Simon Manahan.

Performed by Louise Lewis

Sound Supervision by Mark McGrath

The Radio Production for RTÉ Radio Drama is directed by Gorretti Slavin

Producer in Charge of RTÉ Radio Drama is Kevin Reynolds