The Matchmaker

Category - Drama
Date - 13/04/2019 8:00 pm


written by John B Keane

directed by Michael Scott

Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny star in John B Keane’s beloved hit comedy

The Matchmaker stars Irish television favourite Mary McEvoy, best known for her role as Biddie in the long running RTE series Glenroe. Jon Kenny – one half of comic duo d’Unbelivables along with Pat Shortt – joins Mary to complete the cast. Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy, following the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn.

At the centre of this production is John B Keane’s marvellous and mischievous wit. Using his inimitable way with words and sense of ‘divilment’, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of a collection of lonely country people, taking us back to a simpler time when phones were few and far between and the only web was one belonging to a spider.