Ballymac Bar To Host Brilliant Bard-Related Comedy Plays

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Looking forward to pub theatre in the Ballymac Bar this week Kneeling in front, Gillian Wharton and Darach Gallagher. Standing; Frank Houlihan (Director), Ger Madden, James Finnegan, Eleanor Sugrue, Peter Colleran, Eileen Moynihan, Tommy Sweeney, Kay Dowling, John Creagh and Ger Reidy. Photo by Dermot Crean

HERE’S something different for your local pub.

The Ballymac Bar will host two comedy plays related to the works of William Shakespeare on this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm each night.

Under the heading ‘Much Ado About The Bard’, it promises to be a highly entertaining night out with the back of the bar fitted out with a stage and seating area.

It comes after two very successful evenings of theatre just before Christmas at the bar, when local actors came together for John B Keane Christmas plays and they had a great crowd on both nights.

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Those actors are back again under the direction of Frank Houlihan who is looking forward to the performances.

“It’s two short plays written by the American playwright Bruce Kane. One is ‘Ruby Of Elsinore’, based on Hamlet and the other is ‘The Case Of A Tale Told By An Idiot’ related to MacBeth,” said Frank.

“In ‘Ruby Of Elsinore’, Ruby is a hairdresser and the various characters come in to get their hair done – Gertrude, Ophelia, Hamlet — it’s a comedy. The second play features Malcolm, the son of the murdered King, hires a private eye, Justin Thyme, to find out who killed King Duncan,” he explained.

“They’re two crazy comedies and we have a great space here in the Ballymac Bar to stage them,” added Frank, who is also planning to stage Ulysses in the bar on Bloomsday, June 16.

So head down for some fun entertainment this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Admission is €8.

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  1. In bocca al lupo!