Bryan Burroughs stars in hit comedy 'The Blanch'

CARLOW STAGE STAR RETURNS TO GB SHAW THEATRE

LYNDA CONNOLLY

Published 18/01/2011 | 10:33

CARLOW'S TOP stage actor Bryan Burroughs is set once again to star at The GB Shaw Theatre.

After a successful Autumn tour hit comedy show, The Blanch, will arrive in Carlow on February 12. A bunch of lunatics take over the theatre and present to you their delightfully crazy show about a 'real-life' Shopping Centre.

Burroughs is a professional actor and one of Ireland's leading movement directors. He originally hails from Carlow and is a past pupil of Bennekerry NS and Presentation College, Askea. He was one of the stars of The GB Shaw s inaugural show Johnny Patterson The Singing Irish Clown, for which he won Best Supporting Actor at the Irish Times Theatre awards 2009.

In The Blanche, Outsize Orlagh is trying a designer fit and Enda is looking for the latest phone, but their kids are driving them mad. Jacinta and Dijon are shopping for free, the schoolboys are looking for girls, and Security has his eye on all of them, but the economy is crumbling, credit cards are crunching, and everyone's going out of control.

Jamie Carswell, who also stars in the show, was nominated as Best Actor for his role in The Blanch at Dublin Fringe Festival 2009.

'Everyone can relate to this show, because it's about the madness of what's been going on in the country,' said director Ciaran Taylor. ' We've had to constantly update it to keep up with events since its first run in 2008.'

This tour is one of the first to be funded by The Arts Council's new touring scheme. The George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow, Saturday, February 12, at 8p.m.

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