Zyber Theatre To Stage John B. Keane’s Classic ‘The Field’

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Cast members rehearsing for ‘The Field’. Included in front are; Rhona Johnston (Mamie Flanagan), Mags Slattery (Mrs Maggie Butler) and Siobhan Keane (Mrs McCabe). Back from left; Conor O’Sullivan (Leamy Flanagan), Kevin McElligott (Tadhg), Chirs Conlon (William Dee), Frank Houlihan (Dandy McCabe), John Patton (Bull McCabe), George Lowe (Bird) and Eoin Nolan (Fr Murphy). Photo by Dermot Crean

LOVERS of great theatre are really in for a treat this coming week as the renowned local theatre company bring a classic to the stage.

Zyber Theatre presents ‘The Field’ by John B. Keane at Siamsa Tire on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 5th, 6th and 7th of March at 8pm sharp.

This is the first time Zyber has staged the play, which was memorably adapted for the big screen by director Jim Sheridan and featured memorable performances by Richard Harris and John Hurt back in 1990.

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The play is set in the small village of Carraigthomond in the South west of Ireland and centres on the character Bull McCabe — played by John Patton — and his love of the land and the conflict that arises when a local farm is put up for sale.

Kevin McElligott (Tadhg), John Patton (Bull McCabe) and George Lowe (Bird) rehearsing for ‘The Field’. Photo by Dermot Crean

Appearing with Zyber for the first time are Conor O’Sullivan, Chris Conlan and Frank Houlihan. They join regular Zyber performers, Rhona Johnston, Mags Slattery, Siobhan Keane, George Lowe, Rory O’Mahony, John Patton, Kevin McElligott, Raphael Crowley, Eoin Nolan and Derek Bulman.

The play is directed by John Fraher, a founder member, seasoned actor and producer of many Zyber productions. Booking at Siamsa Tire 066-7123055. For more information, click here

Eoin Nolan (Fr Murphy) and John Patton (Bull McCabe) rehearsing for ‘The Field’. Photo by Dermot Crean

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