Red Kettle Theatre Company and Garter Lane Arts Centre present ‘Beyond the Brooklyn Sky’ at the Source Arts, Centre, Thurles on Wednesday and Thursday, November 13 and 14.
Written by Michael Hillard Mulcahy and directed by Peter Sheridan, tickets are €18/15 concession and available from Box Office 0504 90204, web; thesourceartscentre.ie
A compelling play about a group of friends that grew up together in Kerry and emigrated to the States in the 80s, some of them stayed, some of them came back, got married but they all went their separate ways. Now they’re all meeting up back in what was their local village dancehall to celebrate the return of one of their own Jack Flynn who has flown single-handed across the Atlantic in a small plane.
Beyond The Brooklyn Sky is an unapologetic theatrical soap opera, full of sentiment and nostalgia, lovers and secrets, and is all the more enjoyable for it. With shows such as ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ and ‘I Keano’ under his belt, director Peter Sheridan does a fantastic job marshaling the forces to create a memorable, moving and magnificent production that hits all the emotional triggers. This production has some of the best actors in the country including ‘Fair City’ star Una Kavanagh, ‘Tom Crean’ star and creator Aidan Dooley and ‘Game of Thrones’ star Vinnie McCabe - you will be riveted from the start.