Roscommon Arts Centre’s are ready to kick start their autumn/winter season of events and commence their season of theatre with a humour laden drama on Thursday, September 27, at 8pm.
Created by and starring Rose Henderson (Father Ted ) and Pat Nolan (Fair City ), ‘Take Off Your Cornflakes’ is a portrait of a marriage, and yet, a love story! Tom and Trish have celebrated their silver wedding anniversary but what happens when he wakes up with a strange woman beside him and she tells him she’s his wife? Trish has to make a choice.
Which she does, armed only with humour, music and love.
This play is inspired by Rose’s Dad, Jack, who had Alzheimers and couldn’t remember he had cancer.
“He taught us about staying in the present, because that’s where he lived. We had to learn to never ask a question that didn’t have the answer in the room. His intelligence made life a crossword puzzle to be solved. I believe humour is the only way to survive, if this topic visits you.”
Who am I without my past? Who am I without my partner? When we go out of our mind, where do we go? You will laugh, you may cry, but you will find a tender story of the true meaning of love. Take Off Your Cornflakes made it’s stage debut at the 2017 Dublin Fringe Festival and has since gone on to complete a nationwide tour. It is a heartbreaking joy, full of love, laughter, and the living of every moment. And of jokes so bad you just can’t help laughing!
Booking now at Roscommon Arts Centre on 09066 25824/roscommonartscentre.ie
Due to ongoing building works the box office is currently located at Aras an Chontae, Roscommon County Council’s Corporate Headquarters.
Opening hours are Tuesday to Friday 10am—5pm.