The Roscommon Arts Centre presents LOVE ALL, Pat Shortt, and LOVE-HUNGRY FARMER in their May lineup. For tickets and more information, visit: www.roscommonartscentre.ie.
Love All, a comedy about love, murder and ………tennis, comes to Roscommon Arts Centre Wednesday 9th May, 8pm. From the Wimbledon finals to the hangman’s noose, this is the true(ish) and terrible tale of Irish sporting legend Vere St. Ledger Goold and his mercenary wife Marie Violet - an extraordinary globe-trotting journey from the heady heights of sporting stardom to complete catastrophe.
New Theatre Company CheeryWild, have starched their whites, re-stretched their racquets and are ready to serve a virtuoso volley of Victorian melodrama. LOVE ALL delivers a hilarious, rapid-fire, homicidal train ride from passion to pandemonium.... And if you’re lucky you might even get strawberries and cream along the way. Tickets are priced at €16/€14 with a very special Over 50s ticket of €12 to celebrate the Bealtaine Festival. Buy your tickets online www.roscommonartscentre.ie
There are still a limited number of tickets available for Pat Shortt’s upcoming show ‘I am the Band’ at Roscommon Arts Centre on Friday 11th May, 8pm. Tickets are priced at €30 and can be purchase through Roscommon Arts Centre’s box office on 090 6625824 or online at www.roscommonarstcentre.ie
John B. Keane’s LOVE-HUNGRY FARMER
Des Keogh, one of Ireland’s foremost actors and entertainers, will tour his show The Love-Hungry Farmer to Roscommon Arts Centre on Friday 18th May, 8pm. Tickets are priced at €18/€16 and to celebrate the Bealtaine Festival the Arts Centre is offering a very special Over 50s ticket for just €14.
Based on John B. Keane’s best-selling book: Letters of a Love-Hungry Farmer, and adapted for the stage by Des himself, the show has been one of the most popular on the touring circuit for the last decade and continues to find new audiences. It tells the story of John Bosco McLane, a bachelor of indeterminate age and according to his own assessment: ‘past his best’ and evidently still a virgin. McLane’s amorous adventures range from the hilarious to the pitiful. John B. Keane is the legendary author of such classics as Sive, The Field and Big Maggie.
The Love Hungry Farmer began its life in the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York before touring Ireland extensively. Des Keogh received a Best Actor nomination when he performed the show at the Edinburgh Festival. He subsequently played it at the Adelaide Festival. Des Keogh has a formidable acting CV. Most recently he toured the USA in the Gate Theatre production of Endgame by Samuel Beckett. He will shortly play the title role in King Lear in Kilmallock and he will spend the summer at the Gate in Oscar Wide’s A Woman Of No Importance. He has been a constant presence on both the Abbey and Gate stages. Des has had a long theatrical relationship with the actress Rosaleen Linehan. Their two-person comedy shows have been some of the biggest box-office attractions in Ireland since the seventies. Book your tickets now for The Love Hungry Farmer through Roscommon Arts Centre’s box office at 090 6625824 or online at www.roscommonartscentre.ie