'The Real McCoy' at An Tain

Published 25/09/2013 | 05:20

LOCAL audiences will get the chance to see the Irish play that has become a US sensation when Crokey Hill Players Group bring 'The Real McCoy' to the Tain Theatre, Dundalk Town Hall this coming Friday and Saturday, September 27 and 28.

The play, written by Tommy Marren and which premiered in January 2012, has been a huge success with sold-out venues across the country for practically every performance.

'The Real McCoy' is set in the kitchen of Madge Molloy, a 68-year old woman who has lived over 40 years of her life wondering why her husband Tom – whom she was married to for just five months – mysteriously disappeared without trace or reason.

Madge was expecting her only child at the time of Tom's disappearance and she has grown to be a bitter and angry woman. Her daughter Maura constantly yearns to know what happened to her father and the arrival of a new curate in the parish, namely Father Michael McCoy, is about to throw some light on the reasons behind Tom's hasty departure.

This rip-roaring comedy is full of classic Irish 'one-liners' that will have you in stitches and the fact that Madge happens to have the two nosiest neighbours in Ireland doesn't help.

Tickets, priced €18, concessions €15, are available from the Town Hall box office. Tel (042) 9392919.

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