It’s the Real McCoy in Keadue on Saturday night

The Ballymore Eustace and Hollywood Dramatic Society from Kildare will present ‘It’s the Real McCoy’, an award-winning comedy by Tommy Marren, in St. Ronan’s Hall, Keadue on Saturday night (January 16th) at 8.30 pm.

  Marren’s work has enjoyed tremendous success over the past year with over 300 performances across the amateur dramatic circuit.

  Cáit Cusack, formerly Cáit Regan of Derrynargon, Keadue who plays the part of Madge Molloy, describes the play as a story which unfolds over the course of 24 hours in a West of Ireland kitchen circa 1964. Forty three years previously Madge Molloy endured the humiliation of her husband deserting her while she was expecting their daughter, Maura, leaving her to rear the child alone.

  A new curate arrives in the parish and brings news of the absconding husband while ‘nosey parkers’ Nora and Cora O’Hara continue to be a ‘scourge’ to Madge.

  The daughter, 42-year-old Maura, is in love with Martin Daly but Madge is not keen to let her go. With the guidance of Fr. McCoy, Tom Molloy is keen to make amends but will it all end in bloodshed?

  Critics have acclaimed it for its humour and ability to capture the passion and emotion of a small rural community, very much in the John B. Keane genre.

Ballymore Eustace Players in the comedy ‘It’s The Real McCoy’ which will be staged in St. Ronan’s Hall, Keadue on Saturday night (January 16th).