IF YOU are looking for a fun filled night out you should check out Fly Me To The Moon, the latest hit comedy from Marie Jones, author of two of the most successful comedies ever produced on the island of Ireland, Stones in his Pockets and Women on the Verge of HRT.
Starring Tara Lynne O’Neil, recently seen in The Fall on BBC2, and Katie Tumelty, Fly Me To The Moon is a comedy for our recession times.
Frances is a hard-nosed cynic with a dry wit and a keen eye for every scam like her wayward son Jason, while Loretta is a soft-hearted soul who is a complete innocent abroad.
Together they care for Davy – a lonely old man whose greatest loves are Frank Sinatra and the races. When Davy dies on the day his horse finally comes in, his two carers are faced with a moral dilemma which threatens to tear their lives – and their friendship – apart.
Full of sly humour and poignant moments, Fly Me to the Moon shines a spotlight on the lives of some of society’s most underpaid and undervalued workers.
With Marie’s zinger-filled script and stellar cast, this is a significant new work which tugs the heartstrings while simultaneously tickling your funny bone.‘Calamity follows calamity with brilliant, hilarious results’ Belfast Telegraph.
Fly Me To The Moon delighted both critics and audiences alike when it played to packed out houses in Belfast’s Grand Opera House and marks a return to form for Marie Jones as many are calling this her most brilliant comedy since Stones In His Pockets.
Stones in His Pockets won an Olivier Award for Best Comedy during its long run on London’s West End and transferred to Broadway New York.
Women on the Verge of HRT entertained thousands on the Irish touring circuit before transferring to London’s West End. Other Marie Jones plays previously performed at An Grianán include A Night in November and The Blind Fiddler.
Fly Me To The Moon is at An Grianán Theatre on Sat 19 and Sun 20 October at 8pm. To book or for further information call the box office on 074 912 0777 or see www.angrianan.com.
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