Laois players open the door on The Real Mc Coy

Theatre goers in Thomastown are in for a real treat.

The Tommy Marron play The Real Mc Coy is on its wway to the concert hall and the proverbial ‘laugh a minute’ is guaranteed.

Laois Open Door Theatre is a Portlaoise based drama group who have been entertaining local audiences for over 20 years.

They are delighted to be back on stage with their first post-Covid production and equally excited to be performing in Thomastown for the very first time.

The cast, which includes three new members Vicky Byrne, Dermot Muldowney and Michael Creagh, is as follows :

Madge Molloy: Vicky Byrne,Maura Molloy:Sarah O’Sullivan

Martin Daly: Aaron Shiels ,Fr. McCoy: Dermot Muldowney

Nora O Hora: Aoife Fingelton, Cora O Hora: Jane Doheny

Tom Molloy : Michael Creagh.


Rural Ireland at the core of plot

Set on a small farm in rural Ireland in the 1960’s the play centres around Madge Molloy a formidable woman in her own right.

Not only has she to contend with nosey neighbours, a gormless postman who wants to marry her only daughter and a new curate who seems to know a lot about her past.

She also has a wayward husband who wants to explain why he vanished without trace 40 years earlier taking, amongst other things, her prized turf spade!

This hilarious comedy, complete with witty one liners and several plot twists will ensure a night of fun and laughter- perfect entertainment for a winter’s evening.

The play runs at the Thomastown concert hall on Saturday February 11 at 8p.m.


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