Mercy Mounthawk Students To Hit The Siamsa Stage For ‘Big Maggie’

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Dakotah Carter O’Flynn, Sarah Egan, Matthew Dineen and Emily Heaslip rehearsing for ‘Big Maggie’ at Mercy Mounthawk back in December. Photo by Dermot Crean

STUDENTS from Mercy Mounthawk are about to take the stage this week for their latest production which promises to be another top-class offering from the school.

‘Big Maggie by John B Keane is directed by Tony Behan and it will be the 17th time the school has staged a play. The students from various years have been rehearsing since September, having auditioned for parts are far back as May.

The school is no stranger to the work of John B Keane having previously staged ‘Sive’ and ‘The Field’ and with ‘Big Maggie’ on the Leaving Cert Comparative course, it will be useful to students to go and see it.

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It will be staged at 8pm nightly on January 24, 25 and 26 at Siamsa Tíre and you can book tickets by clicking here 

Big Maggie tells the story of Maggie Polpin, a recently widowed mother of four who is determined to create a better life for herself and her children. But problems arise when her vision of the future begins to sit with increasing discomfort on the shoulders of her surly offspring.

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