We Always Treat Women Too Well (2008)
Inspired by the scandalous 1947 French novella by Raymond Queneau, this interpretation by Andrew Holmes was a darkly funny and raunchy comedy set against the backdrop of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin.
Gertie Girdle finds herself hostage by a ragtag bunch of Irish rebels in a post office on the banks of the Liffey - including two eager, gay volunteers. Despite their leader's plea to 'Act correctly!' a series of shocking sexual encounters spiral out of control. Gertie's proto-feminist femme fatale wreaks havoc on their plans.
Fellatio, necrophilia and sodomy - Queneau even shocked himself and released the name under the pseudonym Sally Mara, not admitting his authorship until years later.
TheatreofplucK recreated his debauched world in a site-specific production using pyrotechnics, life-size puppets and promenade performance.