Bernard Farrell’s ‘All The Way Back’ is the choice for this season from Lismore Dramatic Society. Directed by Kevin Roche, it will take to the Courthouse Theatre stage from 20th to 24th March.
‘All The Way Back’ was first produced at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin in March 1985. It tells the hilarious tale of the turmoil that ensues in the Ryan household in an upmarket residential area of Dublin’s Southside, when the ever-practical Sheila Ryan (Blainaid Hennesy) decides on a course of action to boost the family’s depleted income. Her husband, Brendan(James Lenane), a middle-aged redundant executive, has been out of work for eighteen months and there is a big household to support as they strive to keep up appearances.
Their rugby-playing son, Paul (Geroid Morrissey), works in the bank and is the main breadwinner, while the only other income is from a lodger called Mr Mulligan, a man with a strange occupation and a dubious past. The Ryan’s other son, Michael (Damien Pollard), is a trained hairdresser, but unemployed, while flirty daughter Mary (Niamh Coleman) is a schoolgirl who likes boys with motorbikes.
The household is completed by the eccentric spinster Aunt Catherine (Julie Landers), sister of Brendan Ryan and chief critic of his wife, Sheila. Other characters include Northside builder Davis (Ed Lynch) and his dim-witted son, Bimbo (John Ryan). Then, there is the well-heeled neighbour, Bill Patterson and a host of ladies waiting to get a hairdo!
As the Story Goes
The new storytelling production ‘As the Story Goes’ which features our own James Lenane and
Declan Terry from Old Parish, which premiered in the Town Hall, Dungarvan recently to great reviews, takes to the stage of the Village Arts Centre , KIlworth on Saturday night, February 16. By all accounts it’s a show not to be missed! Tickets are €10 and can be booked on 087-6492514.
‘Songs for Hope’
The ‘Songs for Hope’ choir drawn from the youth section of the society, are working hard with choral director Niamh Coleman to present this charity event, it will a great night’s entertainment and a worthy cause. So it’s a date for your diary – February 22nd, Courthouse Theatre, Lismore in aid of the Hope Foundation.
More details next week!