'The Country Girls' at the Town HallJune 15, 2012 - 7:00am
Edna O’Brien’s story, The Country Girls, which has been adapted for the stage by the author, will be performed at the city’s Town Hall Theatre from next Monday, June18 to Saturday, June 23 as part of a national tour.
This wonderful, wild, funny and moving story that shocked the nation on its publication in 1960 is being directed in this new stage version by Mikel Murfi. It is set the early sixties in a country village in Ireland.
Kate (played by Holly Browne) and her attractive friend, Baba (Caoimhe O’Malley) are on the verge of womanhood and dreaming of spreading their wings in a wider world. They plan on discovering love and luxury and liquor and, above all, fun.
With bawdy innocence, shrewd for all their inexperience, the girls romp their way through convent school to the bright lights of Dublin, where Kate finds that suave, idealised lovers rarely exist in the real world.
The other cast members include Charlie Bonner, Rachael Dowling, Georgina Miller, Aileen Mythen and Michael Power. Sound composition is by Trevor Knight with lighting design by Conleth White. Costume design by Léonore McDonagh and set design is by Ben Hennessy
The Country Girls is at the Town Hall Theatre from next Monday to Saturday at 8pm nightly. There is a matinee on Saturday, June 23 at 3pm Booking online at www.tht.ie, by phone at 091 569777 or in person at the venue.