Wednesday 24 July 2019

Stella takes to the stage under starlight

The hilarious comedy, Stella by Starlight by Bernard Farrell, is now up and running at the Millbank Theatre. 

This is a great evening's entertainment with the laughs, coming fast and furious from a tip top cast under the direction of Bernard Tonge.

 The storyline centres on a night in the life of the Hudson family, who have recently relocated from comfortable middle class Terenure, to the beautiful Wicklow Hills. 

Dermot, played by Brian Hosford, is a cosmology fanatic and DIY menace and spends most of his time gazing at the stars and planets. 

His much set upon wife Stella, played by Miriam Dowdall does not share Dermot's enthusiasm for the country life and neither does their only daughter Taram olayed by Clodagh Finnegan, who is trying to prepare for her Debs Night in a freezing cold house with no hot water. 

Poor old Stella is constantly caught in the middle, desperately trying to keep the peace.

Both doting parents are proudly looking forward to meeting Tara's date for the evening a promising young engineering student called Tony, played by Shane Comiskey. 

But maybe there's a bit of confusion over his real name and what he actually does for a living. 

Stella has also invited Tara's Godparents for the evening, the glamorous socialite Geraldine, played by Sandra Gildea and her social climber husband Paul, played by Paul Moore.

Once good friends, the couples have drifted apart and we soon learn Paul and Geraldine want to get a little more out of the evening then seeing Tara going off to her Debs.

To give away more of the plot would spoil the enjoyment but shall we just say that an uproarious night of mayhem unfolds. All wonderful entertainment in a fantastic, cosy, comfortable venue.

Stella by Starlight runs in The Millbank Theatre in Rush until February 16 every Wednesday to Saturday night at 8.30pm.

Online booking for this unmissable show at the Rush theatre can be made on or by calling the Box Office at the Millbank Theatre on 01 843 7475.

Tickets for the show are priced at just €15 (and at €12 concession price for Seniors over 60, for students and for children).

Fingal Independent