Info / Gwybodaeth
Ticket Prices: Adults £20, Concessions £17
RANK: A TALE FROM PARADISE HEIGHTS
Written & Directed by Joe O’Byrne
Take a ride tonight, with The Dogz of Paradise Heights
A local gang war…an innocent gunned down…a community divided…
Business for Lucky Cabs has never been quieter. Lisa MacGeehan, the boss of the small Paradise Heights taxi firm, is learning the hefty cost of her decision to ‘turn grass’ as her business is boycotted by the community under the orders of a local gangster. As intimidation from the local street gangs escalates and events begin to spiral out of control, Lisa realises integrity has a price, and it could cost much more than her business.
Halloween, a mystery caller wants a cab to a house on Athlone Avenue…a house with a history…a house that is no longer there. With the local police trying to quell a full scale riot, and Death quite literally stalking the streets, the rank is cut off and in the dead of night a ghost from the past is watching and waiting.
This is hardcore drama of the first degree…
Stephen Kingston, Salford Star
It was a beautiful piece of work. Gripping, moving, woundingly well acted, particularly by remarkable lead actress, Jeni Howarth Wlliams, man she was brilliant. The whole cast were…it deserves to run and run. And run. Jim Cartwright has got some serious competition in the local playwright states.
Steve Balshaw, Salford Film Festival
The strength of this production as with most of O’Byrne’s pieces lies in the writing, as he has a style that juxtaposes sharp dry humour with searching and seering dialogue. Rank is a success but don’t go to see the show if you are looking for an easy ride as this most certainly isn’t one.
John Roberts, whatsonstage.com
Rank, O’Byrne’s latest creation – and possibly his best – maintains an almost unbearably tense atmosphere as events build towards a climax. It’s all grounded by O’Byrne’s language however, his ear for authentic voices rooting all his work in realism and an authentic world we all recognise. His characters are tough yet romantic, grounded and believable. With names and faces reoccurring throughout the different stories of Paradise Heights, you get a real sense of depth and thought – you could take any of the fringe characters and develop them into the focus of another story…Rank will surely be seen again on other stages around Manchester, and it deserves to be seen by a wider audience.
Aaron Lavery, Manchester Metro
Tickets / Tocynnau
Adults £20, Concessions £17
Thursday 14th November, 2024 @ 7.30pm
Location / Lleoliad
14 November 2024 7.30pm Rhyl Pavilion