Treading the boards!

BILL BROWNE

Published 26/07/2014 | 12:00

Shane Casey, Gary Murphy and Liam Heffernan, in ‘God Bless The Child’

AN exciting new play based on the writings of one of Ireland's best loved short story writers is to finish its run at Cork's Everyman Palace Theatre on Saturday night.

Patrick Talbot has taken three of Frank O'Connor's stories and woven them into one play, 'God Bless The Child', creating a warm and engaging play that takes people on a nostalgic trip back in time.

The short stories of Frank O'Connor are widely regarded as classics of the genre. None more so than the magical stories about his childhood which have been read and enjoyed by generations of readers across the world. For the first time three of those stories have been brought together within a single stage play that has both intrigued and delighted audiences during its run at the Everyman.

"My Oedipus Complex', 'The Genius' and 'First Confession', a piece that will be familiar to many Irish schoolchildren, provide the material for the play.

Hilariously funny and richly evocative of Cork during the early decades of the last century, 'God Bless The Child' features some of Cork's finest acting talent including Shane Casey, Liam Heffernan and Gary Murphy. Tickets for the remaining performances, priced at €22/€25, are available from the Venue on 021 450 1673.

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