For the first time in half a century the stage in Dunkerrin is set for a magical place with live actors and is looking forward to a live audience to make it an occasion to remember. This is a musical play which deals with emigration and the lack of jobs at home that forced people to leave their native Ireland for England. All proceeds will go towards the funding of the recent heating system upgrade of this centre.
Directed by Gerry Bergin and Brigit Toohey, music is directed by Ann Gleeson and performed by Michael Doyle and Davy Bererton, stage settings are by Gerr Hogan and Gerr Moten with John Campion of Convent Hill (Fear on Ti) for this presentation.
The Substation will play in Dunkerrin on Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th in aid of the Dunkerrin Community Centre. Admission: E10 adults, E5 children. Tickets can be booked by calling Byrne’s Post Office on 0505 45208.
Gerry Bergin is not to be missed as the character Danger Mullally and supported by Jacinta Fleming as Peig. Ann Byrne plays Kitty Curley the fortune teller with Elizabeth Hogan as the glamorous Londoner singing “Hae big spender”.
Robert Guest plays the eligible school teacher and Mauris Brown (Padraig Doughan) gives him a run for the lovely Peig.
Also not to be missed are Philip O’Meara as Aloysius and Roddy Teehan plays Johnny who has the advantage of being son of the local TD. Daheen Timmineen (Gerry McAuliffe) as a mountain farmer and Mary Hogan as a sensible Irish mother, Sean Delaney moves from one bar to another as man of the house, are but a few of the cast combined with live music throughout the play.
Set in 1960’s rural Ireland, Many Young Men of Twenty, is a hilarious and sometimes heart-wrenching look at emigration and hardship through the eyes of Danger Mulally, played by Gerry Bergin.
Don’t miss this great play at Dunkerrin Community Centre on Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th of November.