Fethard Players will stage Sean O’Casey’s war of independence play, ‘The Shadow of a Gunman’ in the Abymill Theatre on two consecutive weekends in November, Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 and the following weekend on November Friday 16, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18.
A classic of the Irish theatre, it is funny, poignant and entertaining. The play centres on the mistaken identity of a building tenant who is thought to be an IRA assassin.
It is the first in O’Casey’s ‘Dublin Trilogy’ – the other two being Juno and the Paycock (1924) and The Plough and the Stars (1926).
The cast includes Ann Connolly, Ann Walsh, Mia Treacy, Jimmy O’Sullivan, Liam O’Connor, Kieran Mullally, Gerry Fogarty, John Fogarty, Colm McGrath, Tom Gilpin and Ciarán Treacy. The play is produced by Austy O’Flynn and booking is now open at O’Flynn’s Menswear, Burke Street, Fethard from 10am to 1pm or by Tel: (052) 6131254 or 087 1604260.