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Nannie’s Night Out

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

€5
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NANNIE’S NIGHT OUT
A comedy in one act.

by Sean O’Casey

DSS Nannies Night Out

It is just 2 years after the establishment of the Free State. Nannie, out of jail, intends to have a good night on the streets of her impoverished, north inner city Dublin. Meanwhile various people are surreptitiously seeking a free place to live. Others are hoping to cadge some money or even chance a bit of thieving/shop lifting. But, as always with O’Casey, there is more to it all than meets the eye.

This play was presented at the Abbey in 1924. It bears much relationship to The Shadow of a Gunman and Juno and the Paycock, both of which went before it. In addition it has elements of The Plough and the Stars, which was presented in 1926. It has been described by Prof Robert Hogan as an “unrecognised masterpiece”. Amongst the last of his writings, as O’Casey was coming into conflict with the Abbey, it also has some marks of his later Expressionist works.

Cast
Polly:                                            Geraldine Maguire
Nannie:                                                   Nessa Power
Young girl:                                   Bernie Reynolds
The Ballad singer:                         Eoin Ó Séaghdha
Female Ballad singer (offstage)            Mary Ryan
Johnny:                                                Dáithí O Broin
Jimmy:                                                 George Carroll
Joe:                                                            Jim O’Keefe
2 Ambulance Men:                           Willie Morrison,
Robert                                              Bernie Reynolds
Young Man                                 Maxim Trigub
Crowd

With permission from: Macnaughton Lord Representation

Part Two:
NANNIE & O’CASEY’S EARLY WRITINGS

READERS:
Mary Dowling                          Geraldine Fitzgerald
Maire Moriarty                          Roisin Mee
Bernadette Ryan Harvey

No prior booking for rehearsed readings.

Patrons are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Tea and Coffee with light refreshments served.

Details

Date:
January 18
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
€5
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Organiser

Dublin Shakespeare Society
Phone:
+353 85 843 2881
Email:
info(at)dublinshakespearesociety.ie
Website:
http://www.dublinshakespearesociety.ie

Venue

The Teachers’ Club
36 Parnell Square West
Dublin, Dublin D01 T6V6 Ireland
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Phone:
085 843 2881
Website:
http://www.clubnamuinteoiri.com/