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WHEN EDNA O’Brien’s novel, The Country Girls was first published in 1960, it scandalised conservative Catholic Ireland and the controversy over the book saw it being both banned and ceremonially burned.
AND SO ends another year of theatre-going, a year of big shows, small shows, professional shows, amateur shows, local shows, and visiting shows. Rather than doing a general review of the year past, I shall focus on the shows I enjoyed most from those I saw.
LAST WEEKEND, An Taibhdhearc hosted one of Russia’s premier theatre companies, U Mosta, from Perm, which presented two plays - Nikolai Gogol’s Marriage and Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan.
There is a theatrical treat taking to the arts centre stage next week as the dream team of Jon Kenny, Mary McEvoy, and Michael Scott make a welcome return to Roscommon Arts Centre.
Following a sell out performance last year in Westport Town Hall with The Matchmaker, John Kenny and Mary McEvoy will make a return visit to Westport on Friday, June 9, with their latest production The Successful TD by John B Keane. This production is making waves on the national theatre circuit playing to packed houses around the country to rave reviews.
VOTE FOR Tull MacAdoo and he will look after you. A vote for Tull is a seat for yourself. He fought in the 1916 Rising, brought 200 jobs to the region, and has arranged television licenses and free electricity grants for “constituents in need”.
Despite the crucial role many women played in the 1916 Rising, very few were given the credit they deserved. In fact some women were refused a pension for many years because they were not men.
HOW TO Keep An Alien, written and performed by Sonya Kelly, and which comes to the Town Hall Theatre next week in a staging by Rough Magic, is a hilarious, yet tender, autobiographical tale, recounting how Sonya and her Australian partner Kate had to prove to the Department of Immigration they had the right to live together in Ireland.