The Pope of Camden Town is a bawdy blending of Irish Music and political commentary. Combining historical fiction and dark comedy, The Pope…studies the life of Brendan Ronin, a bigoted Irish alcoholic, living in a ghetto of London, circa 1910. Forty short years after the famine, we see the beginnings of the Irish stereotype–on the dole, darkly defiant and often drunk, Ronin provides the views of both poet and pugilist. He struggles with poverty and the “burden” of his wife and two young daughters, and dreams of returning to Ireland. This historical satire and irony is designed to produce laughter.