Tuesday 15 October 2019

Spacers back with The Real McCoy

Spacers Drama group returns to the Friary Hall, Anne Street on Thursday night for a three night run with their hilarious 3 act comedy - 'It's the Real McCoy.

The relatively new group is made up of thespians from the Dundalk and Blackrock areas, many of whom are involved in other theatrical groups.

They came together in 2017 to perform Grainne Jordan's comedy 'The Space'. After a very successful run of that hilarious comedy, the group went on to perform Colin Calvert's one act 'Mystery Tour' in the County Museum last Autumn.

They are now moving to a bigger venue with their latest comedy which is packed with one liners, a fascinating storyline and a nostalgic trip back in time that depicts the amazing wit of the Irish.

Directed by Blackrock woman Mary Reilly, the cast includes Maeve Montgomery, David McArdle, Yvonne Laurence, Stephanie Rocks, David Lennon, Nigel Clinton, Eimear Boyle and Jack Montgomery.

Set in rural Ireland in 1964, 'It's the Real McCoy' tells the story of Madge Molloy - a woman in her late sixties - who has lived for over forty years wondering why her husband Tom, disappeared without trace or reason after only four months of marriage.

The arrival of a new curate to the parish - namely Fr. Michael McCoy - is about to reveal the circumstances behind her husband's hasty exit and his wish to return to explain himself to Madge. The play which is packed with one liners, tells a fascinating story and takes audiences on a nostalgic trip back in time that depicts the amazing wit of the Irish.

With two love stories, a dominant wife, a confused curate, a gormless postman and two pedigree gossips, this production has all the ingredients of an unforgettable night's theatre.

It will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter and have you guessing the final outcome right to the very end.

Tickets €10 - available in Grant's Newsagents Dublin Street, Larry Muckian's Applegreen, Carrick Road, and from all the cast.

The Argus