The Matchmaker at Wexford Spiegeltent
Wexford Spiegeltent, Commercial Quay, Ferrybank South, Wexford, Ireland
Michael Scott’s iconic production of John B.Keane’s hilarious dramatic comedy The Matchmaker opened in Spirit in January 2001 starring Anna Managhan and Des Keogh.
The Production went on to tour Ireland, sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival, and play ‘off Broadway’.
Many of Ireland’s leading actors have joined the production over the years, including Mary McEvoy, Ann Charleston (Madge in Neighbours), Geraldine Plunkett, Des Nealon and the late Mick Lally one of our most loved actors.
Now for it’s 21st year, one of Ireland’s leading dramatic actresses Norma Sheahan joins Jon Kenny ( who was part of the Irish comic duo the D’Unbelieveables with Pat Short) in this iconic production at Wexford’s Spiegeltent Festival, October 25th. Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy.
The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Using his inimitable way with words and his one sense of “devilment” and wit. Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely country people and creates a marvellously colourful world, taking us back to a simpler time, when phones were few and far between and the only web left behind was one left behind by spiders.
This event is for all ages.