This new Corn Exchange production for the Dublin Theatre Festival is the Tennessee Williams' classic but with a difference. It uses the very particular conventions of Comedia Dell Arte and the whole thing has been shifted to Ireland, with frequent references to Ennis. As per the original, however, it's Big Daddy's birthday. He's dying, doesn't know it and his family are forming up to take over his enormous estate. His favourite son, Brick, is only interested in the bottle, however, and not even his wife - Maggie the Cat - can turn his head.