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Bernard Shaw play in Conary

Published 25/09/2013 | 05:44

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VILLAGE Wooing – a play by George Bernard Shaw will be stage in Conary on September 28.

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The play which is being presented by Bewley's Café Theatre in association with Conary Community Arts stars Elliot Moriarty and Rebecca Grimes.

Directed by Michael James Ford the play begins on the deck of a cruise ship where an upper class travel writer has his work interrupted by a chatty young phone operator with romantic intentions.

Despite his crabby reluctance, he is gradually drawn into conversation and they embark on an hilarious bout of verbal jousting in which all sorts of personal secrets are revealed.

They part, only to meet again some months later, by a remarkable coincidence, in a village shop on the Wiltshire Downs. The two continue to bicker and irritate each other, but out of their squabbles the unlikeliest of romances develops.

Shaw's classic comedy Village Wooing is famous for its exploration of the mystical and inexplicable nature of sexual love. It has been enduringly popular since its first production in 1934 and the two mismatched lovers have been played by such luminaries as Cyril Cusack and Siobhan McKenna, Richard Briers and Judy Dench.

The play is preceded by a rehearsed reading of Shaw's 1905 comic gem How She Lied to her Husband.

The play takes place in Conary Community Hall, Avoca on Saturday, September 28 at 8pm. Tickets are €12 or €10 concession and are available from the usual outlets.

For more information contact 087 2334714.

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