By Gianina Cărbunariu

Kebab Top / Details / The Company
Fri 19 Oct 2007


Leaving Romania to make it rich abroad, Madalina finds herself working in a Dublin kebab shop. Fortunately her boyfriend has a better prospect. She’ll be broadcast across the world and watched by thousands. It’s a new start and surely things will never be as bad as back home.

Kebab explores some of the harsher realities of immigration and what people are willing to give up in the hope of a better life.

Director- Orla O’Loughlin
Designer- Simon Daw
Lighting- Phillip Gladwell
Sound- Neil Alexander

Cast- Sam Crane, Matti Houghton, Laurence Spellman

Supported by the “Romanian Cultural Institute London”:

International Playwrights: A Genesis Project, visit the “Genesis Foundation”: website.

"The plot has an edge and a voice that is fresh and distinctive. Its observations on Romanian life in Dublin hum with integrity. It's directed with pace by young director Orla O'Loughlin and acted with verve by an English cast."

Irish Independent.

"Orla O'Loughlin's punchy production."


"Directed with verve." and "Terrifically acted."

The Times

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