Ride On! by Seamus O’Rourke



Original Production

Friday 7th December 2008

Produced by the Corn Mill Theatre Group

Corn Mill Theatre, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim

Number of Acts

Play Type

Cast Size
4 Male & 2 Female

Doreen Danaher (Chief Organiser, late forties)
Motor (Mechanic, mid-thirties)
James ‘Clatty’ Burke (Politician, fifties)
Rosie (In love with Rinso, twenties)
Gerry ‘Rinso’ Sullivan (Wants to make his mark, early thirties)
Victor Maguire (Cavan farmer, sixties)

Five members of the Drumkarren Honda club are sitting in an old shed in Co. Cavan ready to embark on a Honda 50 bike ride. It’s raining and the other twenty members are stuck in Killashandra. Their host is Cavan farmer, Victor Maguire, who eats grape fruit for breakfast. This play is about rural communities, local newspapers, local radio, local gossip and the BOOM that is now a BUST…(But Busts can be nice too). A lot can happen in a shed… in Cavan… on a wet day with a Honda called Hilda…

Professional Production

Thursday 22nd December 2011

Produced by the Livin’ Dred Theatre Company

Ramor Theatre, Virginia, Co. Cavan

Doreen Danaher – Gail Fitzpatrick
Motor – Pa Ryan
James ‘Clatty’ Burke – John Olahan
Rosie – Clare Monnelly
Gerry ‘Rinso’ Sullivan – Ian Lloyd Anderson
Victor Maguire – Seamus O’Rourke

Production Team
Directed by Padraic McIntyre
Produced by Mary Hanley

Livin’ Dred in association with NOMAD will tour this production again in November & December 2012

Contact Seamus if you would like to get a copy of this script or any of his plays.