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Friday 22 June 2018

Meet the new Sharon Rabbitte - here's the cast of The Snapper stage show in character

Gargle: On the lash in The Snapper
Gargle: On the lash in The Snapper
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Opening night of the highly anticipated stage adaptation of The Snapper is just two weeks away and The Gate Theatre has revealed the cast in character.

The 1993 film, which was based on Roddy Doyle' best-selling novel, made The Snapper one of the most quoted films in the history of Ireland.

The Snapper (1993)
The Snapper (1993)

Directed by Stephen Frears it starred Tina Kelleher as Sharon Curley, a Dublin teenager who finds herself pregnant but refuses to reveal the identity of the father. 

The brilliant Colm Meaney played her father Jimmy while the equally brilliant Ruth McCabe played her mum.

The stage show has some serious boots to fill but Simon Delaney and Hilda Fay are looking great in character, as is the new Sharon, Lir student Hazel Clifford.

The play draws from the book rather than the movie, obviously, so there are some subtle differences.  The family are the Rabbittes now, not the Curleys, for example.

The Snapper runs from June 14 to September 1 at the Gate Theatre, which "sits right next door to the Rotunda Hospital where Sharon’s baby ‘the snapper’ is born…".

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