- 15 Jan 20
The true-crime podcast follows the gripping mystery of the West Cork murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
Murder mystery fans get ready, the West Cork podcast is hitting the road in April. The podcast, presented by journalist Sam Bungey and documentarian Jennifer Forde, will be presented live in Dublin, Galway and Cork.
The true-crime podcast follows the story of the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Her body was discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, and the rest has since remained a mystery. West Cork, which Time Magazine recently named one of its top 50 favourite podcasts, guides listeners through the investigation while introducing an intricate cast of characters, a provocative prime suspect and a recovering community whose story begs to be heard. Bungey and Forde will tell exclusive behind-the-scenes stories on stage and give updates on new developments.
"After 22 years there has finally been a criminal trial over Sophie's murder, but it was no ordinary trial and it's not at all clear what it will lead to. We sat in the courtroom in Paris recently as Ian Bailey was convicted of the murder, in absentia," said Bungey. "We'll be talking about what that trial means, along with other developments, as we gather research for new episodes."
Bungey and Forde will perform at Dublin's Vicar Street on April 22, Galway's Black Box Theatre on April 23 and Cork's St. Luke's on April 24. Tickets are €30.00 and go on sale Friday, January 17.