Welcome to Nenagh Arts Centre Comedy page! Below you will find information for all the upcoming Comedy performances coming to Nenagh Arts Centre in the near future.
The Matchmaker - Saturday 26th May, 8pm, Tickets €22.00 (plus €1 Booking Fee)
Back by popular demand, for one night only, THE MATCHMAKER based on the novella “Letters of a County Matchmaker” by JOHN B. KEANE one of Ireland’s most celebrated writers, will play at Nenagh Arts Centre.
The production stars television favorite Mary McEvoy known for her roles as Biddie in the long running RTE series GLENROE. Irish Actor and comedian Jon Kenny who was part of the Irish comic duo d’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt joins Mary to complete the cast. Kenny is also best known outside Ireland for appearing in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted. Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy.
The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Keane, an avid observer of people and the cultures that bind and create their view of the world uses “The Matchmaker” as an exploration of rural loneliness. Aware that generations of people became masters of their own destinies late in life, and only then began to look for
companionship and love, once their duties as minder of aging parents were concluded or they had
finally inherited, or were the left over brother or sister.
Using his inimitable way with words and his one sense of “devilment” and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely county people and creates a marvelously colorful world, taking us back to a simpler time, when phones were few and far
between and the only web was one left behind by spiders.
The show is directed by Michael Scott
The Miller's Story - Sunday 3rd June, 8pm, Tickets €12.50/€10.00 (plus €1 Booking Fee) PLACES ARE LIMITED
“The Miller’s Story” An audience engaging, fun filled romp of Medieval naughtiness in an adaptation of Chaucer’s “Millers Tale from Canterbury Tales”
A lonely and ageing Miller leaves his home in Manchester and Journeys to Canterbury, stopping off in London Town along the way, for a night of revelry and storytelling with his fellow pilgrims.
Using Physical Comedy, Mask, Music and Song the audience are invited to join the Miller sharing in the highs and the lows of the journey.
An hour of storytelling, song, silliness and clog dancing.
Suitable for 15+
Nenagh Arts Centre,
Phone: 067 34400