Monaghan stars as modern Irish superhero

PREMIERE Super-Bogger will debut in November

Described as a roller-coaster deep-dive into the frazzled mind of an Irish Dad, new Livin’ Dred play ‘Super-Bogger’ sees Aaron Monaghan take on the role of Ireland’s first modern day superhero.

‘Super-Bogger’ will have its world premiere at Cavan’s Townhall over two nights in the coming weeks.

Super-Bogger charts the adventures of Barry West who has a wonderful wife, happy kids and lives in a beautiful home in a small country town where nothing ever happens. He just doesn’t know why he is so utterly miserable. But in a chance encounter with a radioactive fox leaves Barry with strange new super-powers… and sets him on track to disturb the small-town peace and reignite some old, small-town rivalries.

Penned by Clare Monnelly and starring Aaron Monaghan, it thus reunites the wife and husband creative team behind the critically acclaimed Charlie’s a Clepto.

Monnelly’s first play was nominated for two Irish Times Theatre Awards (Best New Play, Best Actress) and the Stewart Parker New Playwright Bursary. Her second play Minefield premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival 2019 and was nominated for three Fringe Awards. This year Clare Monnelly has premiered two new plays - The Hare with Once Off Productions and Cairde Arts Festival and The Local with Asylum Productions and Kilkenny Arts Festival.

Her latest play, Super-Bogger, directed by Emily Foran, promises to be a tour-de-force blockbuster that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats. Others involved include Stuart Robinson (Sound), Ronan Ward (Set Design), Helen Foy (Costume) and Suzie Cummins (Lighting).

Monaghan is a director and actor and artistic director of Livin’ Dred Theatre, which he founded in in 2004 alongside Padraic McIntyre and Mary Hanley.

Monaghan and Monnelly have together crafted this thrilling new story set to light up Irish stages and to light up our lives this winter.