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Thursday 14 November 2019

Gala charity night at the Whale for cancer support

Mary Fogarty

Greystones Cancer Support's gala charity night will take place on Saturday, November 9, and will include a €1,000-plus give-away, and a performance of 'Alive Alive O' from Dry Rain Theatre Company.

During the gala charity night, Greystones Cancer Support will hold its annual GCS Super Draw, which has a top prize of a €1,000 shopping spree in SuperValu, along with plenty of other amazing prizes on offer.

Dry Rain Theatre Company will add even more drama to the evening as it digs deep into Dublin's rich tradition of sharing stories and songs around a warm fire and a cold pint to present Alive Alive O, its latest historical and hysterical offering. 

Celebrating the wit and wonders of those inside the Pale who also managed to be just that little bit beyond the Pale, this old Irish tradition is given the kiss of new life by Dry Rain's Lorraine O'Brien, aided and abetted by her regular comhpháirtithe sa choireacht, Emma O'Brien and Mick Heffernan. Emma shines as Liberties girl Valerie, off to Galway on her first-ever holiday and soon racked with guilt over her slippery shenanigans with a local fisherman. 

You will also meet two old liberty bells who are on an over sixties trip to Glendalough, only to stumble upon Elvis the Pelvis Presley - what's the King doing in Saint Kevin's Cell?  

The trio will be joined by guest artist Phil Keogh who will send the audience home shaking their hips, clicking their fingers and tapping their toes. 

Given Dry Rain Theatre Company's sterling reputation over the decades, and the acclaimed that greeted last year's production of The Queen Who Cancelled Christmas, it's sure to be a night to remember. 

Tickets for the gala charity night cost €35 and are available from the Whale Theatre.

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