The controversial 'Garglegate' incident which involved Irish Prime Minister, Brian Cowen has been satirized in the new Ross O'Carroll Kelly play.
Ross O’Carroll Kelly is a posh south-side Dublin character created by author and journalist Paul Howard. Set in present day Ireland the The new Ross O'Carroll Kelly play “Between Foxrock and a Hard Place” pokes fun at the ‘Garglegate’ incident.
The latest stage performance of the popular characters south side adventures are set in present day Ireland. The opening half of the show sees Ross and his parents being held up in their upper class Foxrock home by a thief wearing a rubber Brian Cowen mask.
Ross' mum mistakes the gunman for the real politician before it's pointed out that it's actually someone in disguise.
Charles who plays Ross' father offers the thief a drink of whiskey but when the masked man declines saying he “never drinks on the job”, Charles replies "Suit yourself...definitely not Brian Cowen then".
The Irish prime minister made headlines around the world in September when he was accused of being drunk during an official radio interview from a political 'think in' in Galway. Cowen categorically denied the accusations insisting claims that he was drunk or hungover were "ridiculous" and "uncalled for".
The play which opened on Monday night proved popular with audiences. Author Paul Howard said he wanted to keep the new play contemporary and reflect on issues that occurred over the past year.