Win tickets to The Matchmaker by John B. Keane in The Gaiety Theatre

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Jon Kenny as Thady Thade Biddy Mackissey and Mrs Mackassey in THE MATCHMAKER by John B. Keane
Jon Kenny as Thady Thade Biddy Mackissey and Mrs Mackassey in THE MATCHMAKER by John B. Keane

Due to phenomenal demand The Matchmaker by John B. Keane has extended it’s run at The Gaiety Theatre for another week. We've got tickets up for grabs for five readers.

The production stars television favourite Mary McEvoy, known for her role as Biddy in the long running RTE TV series Glenroe.  Irish actor and comedian Jon Kenny who was part of the Irish comic duo D’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt joins Mary to complete the cast. Kenny is best known outside Ireland for appearing in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted. Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy.

The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O’Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Keane was an avid observer of people and the cultures that bind and create their view of the world. He uses “The Matchmaker” as an exploration of rural loneliness, aware that generations of people became masters of their own destinies late in life and only then begin to look for companionship and love once their duties as minder of ageing parents were concluded.Using his inimitable way with words and his  sense of “devilment” and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely county people.  He creates a marvellously colourful world taking us back to a simpler time when phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders.

The show opens on Monday 11 April and will now run until Saturday 23 April.  Tickets for all shows are on sale now.  Tickets for the opening night on Monday 11 April are all priced €25 plus booking fee. Tickets for all other shows priced €25, €30 and €33.50 plus booking fee.  

For your chance to win a pair of tickets for the show (this coming Monday April 11) simply answer the following question:

What was the name of Mary McEvoy's character in Glenroe?

a) Biddy or b) Bridie

Email your answer with your name, address and phone number to [email protected] and put 'MATCHMAKER' in the subject bar. 

Terms and conditions: Tickets are for Monday April 11. Winners will be chosen today Friday 8. 

Or you can book your tickets now

Tel: 0818 719388, 10 am – 7 pm / Mon – Sat

24hr Gaiety Theatre Booking Tel: 08 18 719 388

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