Break a Leg Theatre, who are based in Clonmel, are back
the boards again this year with their production of ‘Sharon’s Grave’ written by John B. Keane and directed by Jacquie Ahern Slater.
further afield with this play with their first night’s performance in The Club House Hotel, Kilkenny on April 6.
we hear echoes of an older pre-Christian time which gave birth to the local legend of a beautiful princess, Sharon, and her fateful ties to her jealous handmaiden, Shiofra.
The play tells the tale of
Conlee’s (Treasa Nic Craith) fight to protect both herself and her brother
(Alan Bourke) from the menace of her ruthless cousin
Conlee (Eugene O’Meara), one of Keane’s most extraordinary theatrical creations. And then there is
growing love for the thatcher, Peadar Minogue (Michael Kilcourse).
, while strong and intelligent, seems no match for her crippled cousin. While his character may be physically withered, his force of will is powerfully intimidating. Even his burly brother, Jack (Edmond Ryan), who obsequiously carries him around on his back, is fearful of his wrath.
In his colorful panoply of characters, Keane also introduces Pats Bo
(Pat Dunne), a man who carries with him a bag of mystifying medicinals. Some of the play’s most playful moments take place during the dead father’s wake when
reproaches mourners Tom Shawn (Sean Scott), Moll (Jen Doyle),
(Catherine Hogan), Miss. Dee (Jen Graham) and Rosie (Christine Hally).
As to the play’s ending, it may be a surprise, but you will immediately see how fitting it is. Just think back to
’ magnificent account of Sharon’s legend.
Featuring a talented and experienced cast and a critically successful director, this promises to be a great night of drama.
Tickets: €15 each. Please call booking office at 085 8305277 to book your tickets or also The Club House Hotel at 056 7721994.
Donal Conlee, Pat Dunne Pats Bo
Conlee Treasa Nic Craith Tom Shawn Sean Scott,
Conlee Alan Bourke Moll Jen Doyle
Conlee Eugene O’Meara
Catherine Hogan Jack Conlee Edmond Ryan Miss Dee Jen Graham Peadar
Michael Kilcourse Rosie Christine Hally