‘A Queen’s Speech’ Returns For Limited Run

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Mike O'Halloran, Rory O'Mahony and Geraldine Parker in rehearsals for 'A Queen's Speech' at Parker's Bar, Kilflynn.

Mike O’Halloran, Rory O’Mahony and Geraldine Parker in rehearsals for ‘A Queen’s Speech’.

A QUEENS Speech by Mike O’Halloran is coming to a north Kerry venue next month.

After its huge success in Siamsa Tire last November, St Johns Theatre and Arts Centre, Listowel will host the production for three nights Friday, November 4th, Saturday, November 5th, and Sunday November 6th, at 8.00 pm.

In 2010 Mike O’Halloran  premiered his first play, September ’82, a story about Kerry Football fans, which delighted audiences around the country.

This offering moves away from the sporting theme, but stays in the world of the small town pub. It’s an offbeat comedy with plenty of twists in the tail, which is sure to find many fans.

A Queen’s Speech was premiered in Siamsa Tire last year to great acclaim and played to rave reviews from audiences on its tour of Kerry and Cork.

One critic said, “Outstanding performance, brilliant storyline, plenty of laughs with a parallel emotional story, lovely end. Shouldn’t be missed”.


A Queens Speech is a delightful blend of comedy and drama set in the summer of 2011 when Ireland was lifted from the gloom of recession by the promise of a State visit by Queen Elizabeth II.

The action takes places in a pub which also houses a small barbershop run by Jimmy, a vulnerable soul who really gets into the spirit of the occasion.

Jimmy’s excitement is shared by two kind women, who help him through life, indulging his idiosyncrasies and encouraging his dreams.

But his idyllic life is threatened by the business aspirations of the conniving pub owner Declan. Will an innocent triumph over a shady dealer? For ticket s call St John’s on 068-22566.

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