New Year Productions and Tours

December 27, 2015 |  by

With the Christmas season soon to be behind us, the new year will see Seamus O’Rourke bringing three of his own productions; Indigestion, Padraig Potts’ and The Sand Park to selected venues, while in February he teams up with Cavan’s Padraic McIntyre for The Kings of the Kilburn High Road. 

Due to demand, Seamus is bringing three of his much loved stories back on the road and hopefully to a venue near you. While in mid February Seamus will hook up with Bailieboro native Padraic McIntyre for Livin’ Dred’s much anticipated production of The Kings of the Kilburn High Road by Jimmy Murphy.

Padraic has gathered around him a stellar cast including; Phelim Drew, Malcom Adams, Aurthur Riordain, Charlie Bonner and with Seamus O’Rourke on board too, this promises be a wonderful piece of dramatic Irish theatre which I’m sure you will not want to miss. Great days ahead in 2016, we hope you can join us for some part of it.

Details on all four productions are listed below including the venues, dates and times.

Indigestion 

By Seamus O’Rourke

Indi­ges­tion came about after a chance meet­ing with a fella of my age and stature… he had a great story to tell and although it was a tough life he had led, he remained upbeat and pos­i­tive. I just thought, with the times that are in it, it was an impor­tant story to get out there. There is hope for all of us, no mat­ter how bleak things might seem.  

The story revolves around a man who is shipped off to Lon­don when he is 17… goes through bouts of depres­sion, obe­sity and anger issues… finds and loses love, comes back to Ire­land to more mis­for­tune and may­hem and yet there is HOPE and loads of fun in that story too, there has to be, it’s real and in real­ity laugh­ter and tears are never far from each other and that’s even more true when you bring sto­ries to the stage. The reac­tion to the play so far has been great, because I think it is hope­ful and pos­i­tive and real. 

TOUR DATES 

Wednesday 13th January 
Hawk’s Well, Sligo   

Time: 8:00pm | Tel: 071 9161518
www.hawkswell.com

Wednesday 16th March 
Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge 

Time: 8:00pm | Tel: 045 448327
www.riverbank.ie


 

Padraig Pott’s Guide to Walking 

By Seamus O’Rourke

The play fol­lows the life of Padraig Potts McK­eir­nan, who has a habit of just eat­ing what­ever is on his plate, metaphor­i­cally that is, from grow­ing up near the tiny rural vil­lage of Drum­namee, County Leitrim in the 70’s and 80’s to falling in love with Sil­via Lang, a per­fect protes­tant girl… to mar­ry­ing Mary Tague, the priests house­keeper, who he never really liked… to get­ting rid of Mary Tague and her mother, who he claims invented vine­gar… and even­tu­ally to the real­i­sa­tion that the world isn’t as big as he first thought.

TOUR DATES 

Monday 18th – Saturday 23rd January
The Dolmen Theatre, Cornelscourt, Dublin 18
Time: 8:00pm | Tel: 087 1018202
www.dolmentheatre.ie 

Monday 25th January – Friday 5th February 
The Viking Theatre, Clontarf
Time: 8:00pm | Tel: 087 1129970
www.vikingtheatredublin.com 

Saturday 6th February
Scariff Community College School Hall
Time: 8:00pm | Tel: TBC
www.scariffcommunitycollege.ie

Sunday 7th February
Arklow Bay Hotel
Time: 8:00pm | Tel: 040 226200 
www.arklowbay.com


 

The Sand Park

By Seamus O’Rourke

The Sand Park is the some­times hilar­i­ous account of how James Anthony Low­ery, a man in his mid fifties, came to terms with the death of his son, fif­teen years ago and now more recently, his wife Rose. It’s a play about rural Irish life and the way we cope with the inevitable, it’s a play about how life and death and humour and love and sad­ness all live in the same house together… and then a strange thing happens…

TOUR DATES 

Thursday 14th January
Town Hall Theatre, Claremorris 

Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 094 9310999
www.townhall.ie


 

The Kings of the Kilburn High Road 

A Livin’ Dred Theatre Company production.
Written by Jimmy Murphy. Directed by Padraic McIntyre 

Six young Irish working men emigrate to London in the early 1970s. Like so many of their generation, they spend their lives in manual labor jobs; digging ditches or construction work. They intended to stay only a little while, make some money and return home as successful men, but that day never seemed to arrive.

Now, twenty-something years later, still in London, five of them gather in the side room of a pub in an informal wake for one of them who has died. All are in their late-40s or early-50s. All but one (who had split off from the group years earlier and established a successful construction company of his own) are broken from lives of hard work and harder drinking.

The entire play takes place in one afternoon and evening at that pub, as the characters drink to their fallen friend; the only one to make it home, albeit in a coffin. Secrets are revealed and lies are uncovered.

TOUR DATES 

Thursday 11th February (Preview)
Ramor Theatre, Virginia  

Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 049 854 7074
www.ramortheatre.com

Friday 12th February
Ramor Theatre, Virginia  
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 049 854 7074
www.ramortheatre.com

Saturday 13th February
Ramor Theatre, Virginia  
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 049 854 7074
www.ramortheatre.com

Wednesday 17th February
An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 074 9120777
www.angrianan.com

Thursday 18th February 
An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 074 9120777
www.angrianan.com

Friday 19th February 
Roscommon Arts Centre
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 090 662 5824
www.roscommonartscentre.ie

Saturday 20th February 
Roscommon Arts Centre
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 090 662 5824
www.roscommonartscentre.ie

Tuesday 23rd February 
Garage Theatre, Monaghan 
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 047 81597
http://www.garagetheatre.com

Wednesday 24th February 
Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 01 231 2929
www.paviliontheatre.ie

Thursday 25th February
Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 01 231 2929
www.paviliontheatre.ie

Friday 26th February
Droichead Arts Centre
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 041 987 5140
www.droichead.com

Saturday 27th February
Droichead Arts Centre
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 041 987 5140
www.droichead.com

Wednesday 2nd March
Mullingar Arts Centre
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 044 934 7777
www.mullingarartscentre.ie

Thursday 3rd March
Mullingar Arts Centre
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 044 934 7777
www.mullingarartscentre.ie

Friday 4th March
Town Hall Theatre, Galway 
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 091 569 777
www.tht.ie

Saturday 5th March
Town Hall Theatre, Galway 
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 091 569 777
www.tht.ie

Tuesday 8th March
Backstage Theatre, Longford 
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 043 334 7888
www.backstage.ie

Wednesday 9th March
Backstage Theatre, Longford 
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 043 334 7888
www.backstage.ie

Thursday 10th March
Civic Theatre, Tallaght 
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 01 462 7477
www.civictheatre.ie

Friday 11th March
Civic Theatre, Tallaght 
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 01 462 7477
www.civictheatre.ie

Saturday 12th March
Civic Theatre, Tallaght 
Time: 8:30pm | Tel: 01 462 7477
www.civictheatre.ie



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