It’s always a good sign when you pull up to a venue 10 minutes before the doors are due to open and find a queue.
Such was the situation on Friday night at Graignamanagh’s Abbey Hall.
The recently renovated centre’s a fantastic place to enjoy theatre, on this occasion the town’s Spark Productions take on Roddy Doyle’s Brownbread. Scores filled the hall, each and every one together forming a hugely receptive audience.
The play tells of three unemployed guys in Dublin’s Barrytown who find a gun then use it to kidnap a bishop. Hilarity ensues as the culprits keep him hostage while others try to talk them out.
The cast did a great job, especially Jim Kielty, who gave a stand-out performance as the role of one of the boy’s fathers. But take a bow all of the cast: Thomas Drennan, James Kilbride, Adrian Kavanagh, Mark Bolger, David Behan, Jackie Douglas, Edel Bolger, Eoin McNamara and Paul Hickey.
The show was directed by Kelly-Ann Whelan.
We look forward to more from this group, who in recent times have been focusing on their own original works.
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