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Welcome to Dublin, Ireland - land of poets, musicians and artists of all kinds. In a local pub we meet Guy,
a brooding singer-songwriter at a turning point in his artistic process. We hear him sing “Leave” and
then place down his guitar as if he was leaving it forever. However, Girl, a blunt, persuasive and totally
charming Czech woman, notices him leaving and quickly manages to convince the broken-hearted artist
not to give up on his music so quickly.
Girl soon uncovers that Guy works as a hoover-fixer by day, and wouldn’t you know, Girl just happens to
have a “hoover that doesn’t suck.” Although Guy does his best to not allow Girl to get too close, she
becomes Guy’s friend and confidant. Girl sees in Guy the beauty and breadth of talent he holds within
himself, something he lost sight of after his recent breakup.
When Girl finally gets Guy to share his music, Girl joins in on the piano and it is revealed that both not
only have great musical gifts but also make each other’s music better.
Guy invites Girl over to fix her hoover and meet Da, his father. There, she determines that Guy is
“stopped” and becomes determined to help him finish his music and his love story.
Despite the tight living conditions, Girl shares her apartment with her mother (Baruska), young daughter
(Ivonka) and three other Czech musicans (Andrej, Reza and Svec). Girl brings Guy into her world, and it is
there that Guy begins to find his voice again.
Girl convinces Guy that he needs to keep writing his music, make an album and go to America to win
back his ex-girlfriend. It is during their quest to finish this album that Girl and Guy become closer to one
another and begin to fall in love with each other. But can they ever really share anything more than
TICKETS & SHOW DATES
OCTOBER 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14
Tickets will go on sale August 15, 2023.