Ireland’s Got Mammies At The Source

Never underestimate the power of a strong angle.

Never underestimate the power of a strong angle.

Colm O’Regan might not be the most famous comedian on the circuit, but he can certainly draw a crowd thanks to the universal appeal of a show called Ireland’s Got Mammies.

Ireland’s Got Mammies is based on Colm O’Regan’s cult Twitter feed @irishmammies which tweets the shared folk wisdom of an entire generation using the clichés and distinctive language with which every Irish family will be all-too familiar.

O’Regan gets a laugh every time he spouts a phrase that the audience recognises from their own mammy or might even have found themselves uttering.

Obsessions with weather, tea, cooking and how the neighbour’s children are doing are all reflected with the comic perfectly capturing the right turns of phase he’s had a lifetime to study.

The Twitter account continues to gather followers daily with observations such as “I’ve the electric blanket on again tonight”, “magine and it nearly May”, “global warming my eye”, “could I have ten euros of credit for 087 please and I wonder would you mind putting it on the phone for me like a good lad” and the priceless “what do you mean ‘out’? Out where?”

Colm has brought the world of the Irish mammy to life in a unique and dotey way and now he’s made a complete show of mammy.

Ireland’s Got Mammies features at the Source Arts Centre in Thurles on Friday, March 8th at 8pm. Tickets are priced at E16 (E14 concession).

Why not make a night of it and come early to enjoy a meal or bar bites at The Source Café from 7pm? Please call Matt on 0504 58858 for more details.

The Source Bar will be open from 7pm.

For bookings please visit thesourceartscentre.ie or call the box office on 0504 90204.

Opera d’Arte & Guests

Experience all the passions of opera in one spectacular production on Saturday, March 9th when Opera d’Arte and special guests feature at the Source Arts Centre in Thurles. Following standing ovations at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, UCH Limerick and Cork Opera House last year, Opera d’Arte comes to the Source Arts Centre Thurles for one night only. Opera d’Arte presents a diverse programme of musical masterpieces including selections from La Traviata, Carmen, Cosi Fan Tutte, Die Fledermaus, La Bohème, Turandot and The Barber of Seville. The production features a stellar line up of some of Ireland’s favourite singers: Sandra Oman, soprano (Opera Ireland, Co-Opera, Opera Holland Park), Deirdre Masterson, mezzo-soprano (Opera Ireland, Wexford Festival Opera, Lyric Opera), Eugene Ginty, tenor, (Opera Ireland, ENO, Scottish Opera) and Owen Gilhooly, baritone (Opera Ireland, OTC, Royal Opera House).

Musical director David Wray is well-known to audiences in Thurles through his work with Phoenix Productions.

For this performance members of Phoenix Productions will join the principal cast to sing some of the great opera choruses.

This is the perfect evening out for both opera buff and opera novice alike!

Tickets for Opera d’Arte on Saturday, March 9th are priced at E24 (E22 concession).

Why not make a night of it and come early to enjoy a meal or bar bites at The Source Café from 7pm? Please call Matt on 0504 58858 for more details.

The Source Bar will be open from 7pm. For bookings please visit www.thesourceartscentre.ie or ring the box office on 0504 90204.