Sunday 18 March 2018

Mrs Shakespeare to visit Briery Gap

Ian Wild, winner of the Fish Short Story Prize (2009) and Aeon short fiction award (2012) is bringing his play "Mrs Shakespeare" to Briery Gap, Macroom on Friday 5th September!

"Mrs. Shakespeare" is a one woman, hour long comedy starring the multiple award winning actress Irene Kelleher.

The story tells the tale of William Shakespeare, reincarnated as a woman, who finds herself (or himself) in a mental asylum and comes to the conclusion she has made a complete mess of writing 'Hamlet' 400 years earlier.

Armed with a quill and beset by a rebellious cast of characters who are anxious not to be rewritten, she embarks on an epic reformulation of theatre's most famous text under the new title of 'Ophelia'.

Actress Irene Kelleher holds a Master's Degree specialising in Advanced Performance Practice (UCC). Irene went on to further training with Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Massachusetts where she played 'Isabella' in 'Measure for Measure'.

She is well known to West Cork audience as she has won multiple awards for her stage acting over the past two years in productions such as "The Playboy of the Western World2 (Pegeen Mike) and "Disco Pigs" (Runt) (Mace Actor of the Year Award 2011).

This comedic gem when visits Briery Gap, Macroom for one performance only on Friday 5th September at 8:00pm. Tickets €12 / Concessions €10 from Briery Gap Box Office on 026-41793.