Summer just wouldn’t be summer at Roscommon Arts Centre without a performance by the ever-popular Beezneez Theatre Company from Carrick-on-Shannon, who are back on stage with a
Much-requested revival of John McDwyer’s first stage play, Lovely Leitrim.
‘Lovely Leitrim’ tells the story of the Gallagher family who farm on a Leitrim hillside. Armed with the certainty of motherhood, Mary Gallagher is convinced she knows what is best for her family in the event of her death. Her insistence on being granted her dying wish ultimately fragments her family and results in a cataclysmic evening in a London pub where her eldest son finally makes peace with himself and with the world. Set in 1980’s when Ireland, was in the throes of recession, this is a riveting drama about how economic hardship forced people to leave their native Leitrim to seek employment in London and elsewhere.
Lovely Leitrim has been followed by seven successful stage plays from John McDwyer including Turning Mammy, Thy Will Be Done, An Ordinary Man and the other two parts of The Leitrim Trilogy, Callaghan’s Place and Unforgiven.
The author John McDwyer directs a stellar Beezneez cast which includes Peter Davey, Maurice Kehoe, Eileen Murphy and Michael Roper in an evening of laughter, tears and unforgettable theatre! It’s on a whistle-stop tour around the country, so don’t miss their Roscommon performance on Tuesday next (19th July) at 8 pm.
Booking now at Roscommon Arts Centre on 090 66 25824/www.roscommonartscentre.ie