John B Keane Work Adapted For Stage At INEC This Winter

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JON Kenny and Mary McEvoy will be taking to the stage in a play based on ‘The Letters of A Successful TD and An Irish Minister of State’ by John B Keane and adapted by the director Michael Scott.

‘A Successful TD’ makes its debut in the INEC Killarney on Saturday November 18th.

A Successful TD follows the trials, tribulations, misadventures and hilarious antics of Till McAdoo as he seeks re-election to the Dáil in the “October Elections”.

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Tull has roped in the help of his faithful daughter Kate while his wife nurses her various ailments in bed or in Lisdoonvarna, but his arch enemy Flannery the local school teacher plans to scupper the election for Tull.

Written by John B Keane in 1967 he displays his edge for humour and satire that are uncomfortably close to the politics of today.

Peppered with Keane’s gallery of madcap characters this show will have you laughing at politics (in a good way) from the start.

One half of the famous comic duo d’Unbelievables Jon Kenny has been threading the boards for decades. Since 2014 he has been playing the title role in John B Keane’s The Matchmaker, Bull McCabe in The Field for which he received rave reviews and also in Sive.

Recognized by television viewers for having played the role of Biddy Byrne in Glenroe from 1983-2000 Mary McEvoy has had a very successful career in Theatre appearing in numerous plays, including several by John B Keane including Sive, The Field, The Chastitute, The Year of the Hiker  and Moll as well as The Philanderer by George Bernard Shaw and Semi-Private by Mary Halpin at The Gate.

Independent international theatre director and producer Michael Scott is the Programme Director of the Dublin Theatre Festival and Director of the Tivoli Theatre Dublin and the RHA Downstairs. Currently Artistic Director of the City Theatre Dublin, his productions have been seen in Ireland, England, Germany, USA, Iceland, Wales, Scotland and France.

His Theatre productions include John B Keane’s The Matchmaker, Brendan Behans’ The Hostage with Niall Tobin, Sisters, The Vagina Monologues, The Field, The Cúchulain Cycle (W.B.Yeats), Dracula, The Snowman, Shirley Valentine, Mysteries 2000 and Cecelia Ahern’s Mrs. Whippy for City Theatre Dublin.  Bent, The Antigone, Trafford Tanzi, Private Dick (Druid), Thomas Kilroy’s version of Ghosts at the Abbey and The Woman In Black at the Olympia Theatre Dublin.

There will be plenty of laughs in this well thought-out production. For further information and tickets call the INEC Box Office on 064 6671555 or log onto www.inec.ie.

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