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Nannie’s Night Out
18th January 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm€5
NANNIE’S NIGHT OUT
A comedy in one act.
by Sean O’Casey
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.
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
With permission from: Macnaughton Lord Representation
NANNIE & O’CASEY’S EARLY WRITINGS
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.