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The Country Girls
Evening: €32, €25
This wonderful, wild, funny and moving story that shocked the nation on its publication in 1960 has now been written for the stage by the author. This is a truly contemporary, highly theatrical, dramatic and free-flowing telling of this classic coming of age story.
It is the early sixties in a country village in Ireland. Kate and her attractive friend Baba are on the verge of womanhood and dreaming of spreading their wings in a wider world; of discovering love and luxury and liquor and, above all, fun.
With bawdy innocence, shrewd for all their inexperience, the girls romp their way through convent school to the bright lights of Dublin — where Kate finds that suave, idealised lovers rarely survive the real world.
**Please note that this production contains scenes of nudity**
Holly Browne as Kate, Caoimhe O'Malley as Baba with Charlie Bonner, Bob Kelly, JD Kelleher, Rachael Dowling, Georgina Miller, Aileen Mythen and Michael Power
Directed by Mikel Murfi, Sound Composition by Trevor Knight, Lighting Design by Conleth White, Costume Design by Léonore McDonagh, Set Design by Ben Hennessy
“A REAL TRIUMPH”
The Sunday Independent
“CROWD-PLEASING NIGHT OUT”
The Irish Times
"The Country Girls is a world apart but provides a welcome peek at the past"
The Sunday Times
"Under Mikel Murfi's senstive direction, Browne and O'Malley's onstage relationship recreates the oscillating and fervid friendship of teenage girls charged with excessive hormones, ideals, sexual energy and self-absorption"
Irish Theatre Magazine