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Thursday 2 October 2014

Theatre lovers out in force

Published 20/11/2012 | 09:58

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THEATRE-LOVERS were out on force in Donabate last week for the staging of ' Try Anything Twice!', a laugh-a-minute comedy written by William Rocke.

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For four nights, the audience were laughing in their seats as members of Donabate Portrane Dramatic Society staged the play, directed by Phil Monaghan. The comedy by Northsider William Rocke, which played to packed houses last April when it was staged for nine nights by the Gaelic Park Players in Chicago. It revolves around vivacious 40-something year old Josephine, frustrated with workaholic husband Michael, who has gone on holiday alone to a holiday camp where she has easily won the Glamorous Grandmother Contest.

Her prize also included being squired around town each night for a week by well known TV smoothie and womaniser Clive Cartwright. The play opens the afternoon Josephine is arriving home with Clive to introduce him to an angry hubby and her flighty mother. Noelle Corcoran plays Josephine, while Clive Cartwright is played by Aengus Gordon, who's a big hit with her snobbish daughter, played by Ellen Gorman).

He is also a hit with her flighty mother, played by Liz Walsh, and Charley and the mischievous next door neighbour from hell, played by Alan Fleming, but not with her gone-to-seed husband Michael Brian O'Hanlon/Phil Monaghan. Chaos sets in when alluring and alltoo-eager journalist Paula, played by Lorraine Halpin, arrives to interview the lonely Michael.

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