The Determinator comes to The Civic 14 – 15 Nov. Starring Charlie McGuinness and directed by Padraic McIntryre, the story, which derives it’s name from the classic film ‘The Terminator’, tells of the importance of never giving up in life.

“The play tells the story of Herbie Hoctor, a down-on-his-luck character who broke up with his girlfriend in Galway and ends up chasing her to New York in a bid to win her back.

A rollercoaster, character-packed show. You’ll be taken on Herbie’s journey to the Big Apple. We had a chat with Charlie in advance of the show.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Where did you grow up?
I grew up in the idyllic setting of Carrigallen Co Leitrim and 13 years ago made the big move to Cavan Town about 25 minutes away from the aforementioned Carrigallen.

Tell us about your interest and background in the arts ?
I am an actor, director and playwright. I started with the Corn Mill Theatre Carrigallen and I am currently in the Inua Ellams writers group in the Abbey Theatre.
Have you been involved in any productions in The Civic before?
I played the part of Terry McCann on the main stage in the Civic in a play called dig by Seamus O’Rourke for Big Guerilla Productions in 2014 and I directed Padraig Potts Guide to Walking by Seamus O’Rourke which was on in the studio in 2015 (I think!).
What can Tallaght audiences expect from this show?
Fun, laughter and excitement. An edge of the seat thriller drenched in the colourful language and dialect of west Cavan.
Tell us a random fact about yourself?
I am one degree of separation away from Russell Crowe, I once met and hugged Hector Ó hEochagáin and I am friends with Emma Hume (Big Deal in Tallaght!) what can I say I’m a name dropper! Did I mention Russel Crowe!?
What’s next for you?  

I have to finish writing a play for Cavan arts office Emerging Artist Award and in the new year I will be directing a production of The Snapper for Backstage Theatre Group in Longford.

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