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Friday 19 September 2014

Des bringing love-hungry farmer to An Tain Theatre

Published 07/05/2014 | 05:20

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Des Keogh, Love-Hungry farmer

Des Keogh, one of Ireland's foremost actors and entertainers, will bring his hugely successful show: The Love-Hungry Farmer to Dundalk on Friday next, May 9 for one performance only at An Tain Theatre in the Town Hall.

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Based on John B. Keane's best-selling book: Letters of a Love-Hungry Farmer, and adapted for the stage by Des himself, the show has been one of the most popular shows in Ireland and abroad in the last decade and continues to find new audiences.

It tells the story of John Bosco McLane, a bachelor of indeterminate age and according to his own assessment: 'past his best' and evidently still a virgin. McLane's amorous adventures range from the hilarious to the pitiful.

The Love-Hungry Farmer began its life in the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York before being performed in Ireland to huge acclaim. Des Keogh received a Best Actor nomination when he performed the show at the Edinburgh Festival. He subsequently played it at the Adelaide Festival. In 2013 the show played two sell-out seasons at the Gaiety Theatre Dublin.

Des Keogh, who celebrated 50 years as a professional actor in 2013, has been a constant presence on both the Abbey Theatre and Gate Theatre stages in Dublin and has received the Dublin Lord Mayor's Award for his 'outstanding contribution to the cultural life of the city of Dublin'.

Tickets: €18/€15 concession.

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