One Last Chance To See Acclaimed Musical Drama ‘Patrick’

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‘Patrick’ will have its final performances at the INEC on October 27.

FANS of musical drama – not to mention Irish history – will have one last chance to see the hit show about a Rathmore man who died in the 1916 Rising.

The hit drama ‘Patrick’ returns to the INEC for a one-night-only showing at the INEC on Thursday, October 27.

Written and directed by Kerry’s Eye journalist, Aidan O’Connor, the musical drama tells the moving story of the final months of the life of Patrick O’Connor from Rathmore – one of the four Kerry men to die during the six-day rebellion during Easter, 1916.

The play sold out six shows earlier this year and over 3,000 people came to see the the production when last staged at the INEC in May.

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Despite several requests to take ‘Patrick’ to other venues around Kerry, Dublin, and London, the October 27 date will be the final showing of the hugely-successful amateur production.

It’s had such an impact, that a civic reception is to be awarded by Kerry County Council to the cast and crew later this year.

Writer Aidan O’Connor said that the reaction to ‘Patrick’ has been phenomenal.

“The script, the story and the remarkable talent of the actors and performers has moved people beyond all expectations. It’s powerful to see history come so alive.”

Managing Director of the Gleneagle Group and the INEC, Patrick O’Donoghue, said: “This is a fantastic production and a brilliant musical drama. We are thrilled Aidan and crew have decided to return to the INEC after an extremely successful run in May.”

A matinee performance will be held for students on October 27th at 11am. The show that night is at 8pm. Tickets are on sale now from INEC Box Office, Tel: 064 6671555. Tickets cost €15.

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