Brideview’s 3-act comedy for the coming season is none other than ‘It Runs In The Family’ by Ray Cooney.
Directed by David Murphy, it will showcase this weekend – Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday, 14th November – and also the following weekend (Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st November) in Tallow Community Centre at 8.15pm sharp each night.
Written by English playwright Ray Cooney, this is a fast-paced farce that will keep you laughing long after the curtains have closed. It tells the story of a leading surgeon in London’s most prestigious hospital who must deliver the ‘Lecture of the Year’ to a hundred of the world’s leading physicians, the last thing he wants or needs is a distraught mistress from 20 years ago turning up.
Well, Dr Mortimer can cope with that, but when the erstwhile mistress says that the result of their past union was a baby boy, he is more than gobsmacked. And when the ex-mistress then tells him that the baby boy, now a strapping sixteen year old, is waiting outside to be introduced, there is only one course of action – send for faithful friend, Dr. Booney.
Typical Cooney complications ensue, involving a police sergeant, Dr Mortimer’s wife, a severe hospital matron and Dr Bonney’s mother, although why Dr Bonney has to impersonate both matron and Al Jolson, is too bizzare to explain here!
So sit back and enjoy this hilarious comedy.
The cast includes Liam Roche, James Clancy, Moll O’Keeffe, Tomás Roche, Theresa Costigan, Ted O’Brien, Emer Peet, Amy O’Brien, Audrey Sheehan, Darragh O’Connell, John Roche, Jim Hyde and Helen Aherne.
Covid regulations will apply – Covid Cert and ID, plus the wearing of masks – seating will be socially distanced. Also, HSE guidelines around U18s accompanied by a vaccinated adult, U18s unaccompanied must have Covid Certs.