Based on the novella “Letters of a County Matchmaker” by John B Keane the production stars television favourite Mary McEvoy known for her roles as Biddie in the long running RTE series Glenroe and actor/comedian Jon Kenny who was part of D’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt.
Birr Theatre & Arts Centre
7th May 2016 at 8:00 pm
The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O’Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Using his inimitable way with words and his one sense of “devilment” and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely country people and creates a marvellously colourful world, taking us back to a simpler time, when phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders. Directed by Michael Scott
Cost: €21 (Friends: Priority)
Contact: (057) 9122911
Taking place in Birr, Co Offaly, Scripts Ireland’s Playwriting Festival creates unique opportunities for playwrights to have their work developed and produced. The scripts most suited for development will be chosen by the selection panel headed by playwright Eugene O'Brien.
Time: 28th November to 30th November 2019
Details of this year's Offaly Heritage Seminar have been announced. Keep Friday 15 Nov and Saturday 16 Nov free! There is a great range of field trips and speakers. Book with firstname.lastname@example.org. No charge for the event.
Time: 15th November to 16th November 2019
Wed 30 Oct – Sat 2 Nov MID TERM BREAK!
Time: 30th October to 2nd November 2019