I feel I should be shouting that title, like a commentator on Sky Sports before a match. Love in Lockdown… Live!!!
Yes, it has been a while since I added to this blog, so with the live performance of Love in Lockdown which features my own play “Power Of Love” due to be performed at the Home Rule Club in Kilkenny from the 5th to the 7th May (8pm), what better time to throw a few words together and ask for your support. The live performance has been a long time in the planning, but it is finally almost upon us. Tickets are available at Eventbrite Love in Lockdown: LIVE Tickets, Thu 5 May 2022 at 20:00 | Eventbrite Get your tickets early. You won’t be sorry. It will be one of four plays on the night.
The live version has a new director in Dubliner, Ger Blanch who has previously worked with Fishamble. Paul McManus from Carlow Little Theatre reprises his role as Sammy. He is joined by another Carlow Little Theatre actor Michelle Phelan, both fresh from performances in Juno and The Paycock. Everyone is really buzzing and again huge thanks to Philip Hardy and Barnstorm Theatre Arts for the production. They have been amazing.
I would also like to thank KATS theatre group who recently did a reading of another of my plays called the “The Sub” at John Cleeres in Kilkenny as part of their Scriptease program. The play is based around the other favourite pastime of my life, the GAA and tells the story of a match from the perspective of one of the substitutes. Hopefully, this play too can be brought to life on the stage sometime down the road. Massive thanks to Delia Lowery, Hugh Keenan and all those involved in the reading from KATS.
With the lockdowns finished (for now at least) it’s really a busy time with the arts, the GAA and making sure I relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of life that I did enjoy during lockdowns. Time has become challenging again, but I am determined to control as much as possible and take those breaks away to savour life and the world. I hope you are too.
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