Laughter echoed around The Presentation Centre recently as a comedy about life, love and dieting took to the stage. The hilarious Weighing In by Ger Gallagher really captured the imaginations of the audience and was just the tonic for those January blues, particularly for those being a little hard on themselves following the excesses of the festive season.
The play featured a fantastic on-stage pairing of Isobel Mahon, who many will have recognised from The Clinic and Glenroe, and Rose Henderson of Fair City fame. It focused on an unlikely friendship between highly-driven Pam and motherly Breda who both attend the Easi-Slim diet club. While high-flyer Pam only joined the club to maintain and brag about the four stone she's lost, Breda has dilligently attended the club's meetings but just can't seem to see any results - that is until she meets Pam. As Breda buys into the wonderful lifestyle her new friend lives, she quickly sees Pam's mask begin to slip and realises that all is not as it seems and sometimes, you should be careful what you wish for.
Isobel and Rose shared a wonderful chemistry on stage and genuinely had the audience in stitches with their expertly delivered punch-lines and often hilarious facial expressions. It proved to a relatable and heart-warming tale that went down a treat among the largely female audience on the night.