Wednesday 24 May 2017

First World War poet Ledwidge's love affair to be reignited in stage play Comic Keogh takes on Irish publican College of Physicians invite to public Spanish 'Rose' recounts comic tale

THE great love affair in the life of First World War poet Francis Ledwidge is the central theme of a play to be performed by the Dublin Shakespeare Society.

The play Faint Voices by John McKenna is the highlight of the Francis Ledwidge evening at Drogheda Arts Centre this coming Saturday at 8pm.

It portrays the doomed relationship between Ledwidge and his lover Ellie Vaughey and the impact of his death on family and friends.

Faint Voices can be seen in the Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street, Drogheda. Tickets priced at €10 are available at the Droichead Arts Centre and will also be available on the night. For further information contact the Francis Ledwidge Museum: www.francisledwidge.com, or info@francisledwidge.com, or telephone 041 9824544.

Comic Keogh takes on Irish publican

Confessions of an Irish Publican, a new comedy based on the writings of John B Keane and adapted and performed by Des Keogh, will take place at the Helix Theatre in Dublin from September 2-4.

Fresh from the Galway Arts Festival where he spent two weeks in a bath performing in John McManus's The Quare Land, Keogh has adapted the the much-lauded comedy for three nights.

Based on the work of John B, one of Ireland's best-known writers and storytellers, it promises to be a night of laughter and entertainment. Tickets cost €20 with a special price of €15 for the opening night. You can book for the nightly shows by calling 01 700 7000 or going online to www.thehelix.ie.

College of Physicians invite to public

THE Royal College of Physicians of Ireland invites members of the public to visit the college's historic home on Tuesday to discover Ireland's medical history and heritage. The Open Day is part of Heritage Week 2010.

Founded in 1654, the Royal College of Physicians is Ireland's oldest surviving medical institution and its building is one of Dublin's great secrets. This year, to tie in with the theme of Archives Awareness 2010, the college will also be hosting an exhibition of material from the archives relating to Dr Kathleen Lynn and Saint Ultan's Hospital for Infants.

Spanish 'Rose' recounts comic tale

Zocorro Rosa Tralee, the sell-out comedy of a Spanish Rose who causes a major scandal when she gets into the famous Rose of Tralee contest even though she has no Kerry ancestors, ends its 1pm daily run on Monday and Tuesday at Siamsa Tire, Town Park, Tralee, Co Kerry.

Zocorro is a Spanish nanny who dreams of becoming the next Rose of Tralee. She will sacrifice love and bare whatever is necessary to achieve her goal and win the keys to the Volvo that comes with it, but will a random urine test shatter her dreams? The show's creators describe it as a stand-up monologue packed with "killer jokes".

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