‘The Matchmaker’ returns to Co Mayo
Director Michael Scott’s iconic production of John B Keane’s ‘The Matchmaker’ will make a welcome return to The Royal Theatre Castlebar in February 2018. This much loved play stars television and radio favourite, Mary McEvoy, best known for her role as Biddy Byrne in ‘Glenroe’, and Irish actor and comedian Jon Kenny, one half of comic duo d’Unbelievables.
The much-loved dramatic comedy follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O’Connor, who makes matches for the lonely and lovelorn from all parts of the country. At the centre of this celebrated production is Keane’s marvellous and mischievous wit and his unparalleled way with words. Audiences are transported back to a simpler time, when phones were few and far between and the only web was a spider’s. 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. It was only then they began to look for companionship and love once their duties as minder of ageing parents were concluded or they had finally inherited, or were the left-over brother or sister.
Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely country people and creates a marvellously colourful world, ably brought to life by McEvoy and Kenny in this not-to-be-missed production.
The Matchmaker’ will be staged in The Royal Theatre, Castlebar, on Thursday, February 22nd. Tickets are on sale now
DATE: Thu Feb 22nd
DOORS: 7:30pm SHOW 8pm
TICKETS: €22.90 Inc Booking fee, Reserved seating
Tickets are NOW on sale – Please click link belowOr