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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