“I want to run for my life
but my heart-beat impales me,
nails me to the spot,
there’s no getting’ away now.
I wish to God I was invisible.”
The Tallest Man in the World by Ailís Ní Ríain is a play about an unspeakable love, almighty difference and the torment of memory. Poetic, rhythmic and highly nuanced, a ‘trio’ for voices. It was originally produced by award-winning Cork-based Corcadorca Theatre Company in Ireland in 2013, was a finalist in the Eugene O’ Neill National Playwright’s Conference.