It’s the Real McCoy ready to roll into the Royal

It is already being hailed as one of the funniest Irish comedy plays to ever hit the stage. After sell-out shows in Claremorris, Tubbercurry, and other venues as well as a US tour that includes Chicago and Milwaukee, Midwest Radio presenter Tommy Marren brings his action-packed play It’s the Real McCoy for two nights only to the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, on Thursday March 29 and Friday March 30.

The play is set in rural Ireland in the mid sixties and its main character is Madge Mulloy (Eileen Slevin ) who has spent more than 40 years of her life in despair following the disappearance of her husband for no apparent reason.

What unfolds on stage has to be seen to be believed. The new parish curate Fr Michael McCoy (Tommy Marren ) gets news about her husband Tom (Ollie Rouse ) and his wishes to return to her to explain why he left. However Madge has to contend with the fact that her only child Maura (Colette McHale ) has fallen in love with the local postman Martin Daly (Gerry Glennon ) and she does not approve.

She also has regular full blown confrontations with the two nosiest neighbours in Ireland – namely Nora O’Hora (Deirdre O’Meara ) and her daughter Cora (Mary Marren ). The play is packed with plots and sub-plots, two love stories, a confused curate, a gormless postman and a woman who has a lot of anger and frustration to release.

Tickets for this show will sell fast as the word on the street is that this is one show all theatre lovers will just have to see.

Tickets are €18 (including booking fee ) and are now available at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar by calling 0818 300 000 or 094 9023111. For further information see or


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