MAEVE BINCHY’S novel Minding Frankie is now a stage play, one described as “funny, moving...a thoroughly enjoyable experience," by The Arts Review, and which "draws applause and gasps throughout," according to The Irish Times, is coming to Galway.
Minding Frankie, adapted for the stage by Shay Linehan, starring Steve Blount and Clare Barrett, and directed by Peter Sheridan, comes to the Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday May 30 and Thursday 31 at 8pm.
Noel Lynch (Blount ) is struggling with an alcohol addiction, when he gets a call from Stella, a girlfriend with whom he shared a drunken weekend. Stella is having Noel’s child; she is also dying from cancer. Noel must raise their daughter, Frankie. Social worker, Moira Tierney (Barrett ), has other ideas, and is prepared to do battle for custody of the child. In order to prevail, Noel must prove that he can fill a woman’s shoes, break all the stereotypes, and become the best mother than he can be. Along the way, he discovers that it takes a village to rear a child, or at least a street.
Tickets are available from the Town Hall Theatre (091 - 569777, www.tht.ie ).