Maura Laverty - This Was Your Life

  • 23rd Apr
  • 20:00
  • €16|€14
  • Droichead Arts Centre,
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Thursday 23rd April

BY YVONNE QUINN AND BAIRBRE NÍ CHAOIMH
This sparkling new play will spirit Maura Laverty, Ireland’s famous broadcaster, agony aunt, playwright, writer of banned novels and iconic cookery books, back from the dead to face a contemporary audience as a guest on the ‘This Was Your Life’ show. Maura lived life passionately and her rollercoaster story is one of triumph and heartache, set against the background of De Valera’s Ireland. As well as taking us through her life, Maura, who was known as ‘The Mammy of Irish Cooking,’ will give a live cookery demonstration on stage and reveal some of the secrets and stories from her tumultuous life. Starring Bairbre Ní Chaoimh and Malachy Mc Kenna and directed by Joan Sheehy.
Hugely enjoyable show” – Irish Mail on Sunday | “charming play full of detail, wit and tragedy” – Irish Independent

Part of Droichead Presents Drama Theatre Club. Theatre Club brings people together to see a play, and then allows them the opportunity to chat and discuss it afterwards. Like a book club, our audiences can share their views, thoughts and impressions in the relaxed, informal setting of our cafe/bar after the show. So have your say and see seven great plays for €80. BOOK ONLINE or call 041 9833946 to be part of the Drama at Droichead.

Bairbre Ní Chaoimh has worked extensively in Ireland and internationally as an actor on stage, screen, radio and television. She is also a theatre director and has received several awards and nominations for her work, including a MAMA award and the Irish Times Judges’ Special Award in 2008. Yvonne Quinn began her career as an actor. She trained, under Deirdre O’Connell, in Focus Theatre’s Stanislavski Studio.. Yvonne has written a number of plays for radio, which have been produced by RTE and the BBC. She is also a short story writer. Several have been produced on BBC Radio 4 and RTE and in a range of publications.

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