Fergus Anthony is and actor and writer born in Ireland in 1969. Amongst other jobs, he has worked as a kitchen porter, a janitor, a tour guide, as a general labourer in construction.
He has published one novel: The Company of Thieves, and the novella Online Cupid, exploring of the dark side of online dating.
His theatre credits include Robbie Ross in Our Country’s Good, The Painter in The Visit, and Martin Kavanagh in Brothers of the Brush.
His plays, Examine Your Zip and Godot performed to enthusiastic audiences.
Audience feedback for Examine Your Zip:
“Bawdy, witty, observant. Great performances.”
“Great show. Hearty laughs and heartfelt moments.”
“So clever. Excellent. Almost cried at some parts, roared with laughter at others.”
Jack Higgins has spent his life hiding - no friends, no lovers, nothing - that isn't even his real name. He does his work, reads books, drinks whiskey, and only ever sleeps with prostitutes.
He's a thief, by the way, the best in the business, until a momentary lapse of judgement leads to his capture.
To avoid prison, Jack takes on a job that will expose the dark secret at the heart of one of America's oldest families, and introduce him to a woman who makes him realise that playing it safe is more dangerous than risking it all!
Jack begins to fall apart a little. He digs around and finds some interesting information about the sale. He goes on a date with Sarah, which leads to more complications. Jack starts to worry about Sarah, realizing she might be in more danger than him. He decides to help her.
Jack wakes up to find a gangster in his apartment. It's like they're rubbing his nose in how vulnerable he is; they fight, then the gangster takes Jack to the airport and puts him on a plane to London. In London, Jack meets his contact and the job begins.
We learn a little more about the kid, Peter Hopkins.