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Wednesday 21st September, 2016 - 20:00€18
Bailegangaire by Tom Murphy
Nomad Theatre Network & Livin’ Dred Theatre Company
“Let ye be settling now, my fondlings, and I will be giving ye a nice story tonight when I finish this. For isn’t it a good one?”
This is a major new touring production of Bailegangaire, first performed by Druid Theatre
company in 1985. Directed by Paraic MacIntyre, “Tom Murphy’s extraordinary play” (Peter
Crawley, Irish Times), centres around Mommo, who tells over and over again a story she never
finishes of how the town came to be known as Bailegangaire, the town without laughter.
Mommo is attended by her two granddaughters, Mary and Dolly. The younger women yearn
to be free of the past in order to make a new beginning, and Mary comes to believe that
to do so the story of Bailegangaire has to be concluded.