Monday, 8 November 2010

The Irish Wake of Paddy McGrath

After its triumphant, sellout turn at the Camden Fringe in August, our very own Nicola Hollinshead returns in The Irish Wake Of Paddy McGrath which plays at the London Irish Centre, Camden, Nov 9-11 @ 8pm (with 2 pm matinee Nov 11) for three days, four performances.

TICKETS @ £10 (£5) from 0207 226 0524 or here ( via PayPal)

The writers of this play decided upon an Irish wake. But a wake with a difference! After all, Ireland is the only country in the world where the craic never ends even when a wake is over. This one is set in an Irish village where most of the community living there seem to be descendants of patients from a Dublin mental home. People like Martha; the nosiest neighbour you will ever come across and Shamus who would win awards for being Ireland’s greatest idiot. Also witness Bridget, eight months pregnant and single mum of ten kids, dance the night away. If you have never been to an Irish wake then you have to see this one for it tops any wake ever held. Wakes will never be the same after this, with top class actors like the one and only Eileen Pollock (best known as Lilo Lil in the BBC comedy "Bread") as Fanny McBride, a character who turns up at the wrong wake.

The Irish Wake of Paddy McGrath is liberally laced with foot-stomping traditional music, dance and song from a talented cast of eedgits from Ballydaff village.

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