Category - Theatre Date - Friday, June 9, 2017 8:00 pm
“The Successful TD” – by John B Keane – with John Kenny and Mary McEvoy
DATE: Friday, June 9th, 2017
Following a sell out performance last year in Westport Town Hall with “The Matchmaker”, John Kenny and Mary McEvoy will make a return visit to Westport on Friday, June 9th with their latest production “The Successful TD” byJohn B Keane. This production is making waves on the national theatre circuit playing to packed houses around the country to rave reviews.
The Successful TD follows the Trials, Tribulations, misadventures and hilarious antics of Tull McAdoo as he seeks re-election to the Dail in the “October Elections”. Written by John B Keane in 1967, this play displays his edge for humor and satire that are uncomfortably close to the politics of today. Peppered with Keane’s gallery of madcap characters this show will have you laughing at politics (in a good way) from start to finish.
Tull has roped in the help of his faithful daughter Kate, while his wife nurses her various ailments in bed or Lisdoonvarna, but his arch enemy Flannery, the local school teacher, plans to scupper the election for Tull.
“Any man with a vote is a man to be respected. I’ll play with them, lie to them, sing dumb about them while I have a chance of a vote. That’s my livelihood. Don’t give me no more stink about the truth. Christ told the truth and they crucified Him…”
Based on The Letters of A Successful TD and An Irish Minister of State by John B Keane.
Adapted for the stage by Jon Kenny, Mary McEvoy and Michael Scott.
Curtain up on Friday, June 9th at 8pm. Tickets €22 available from the Box Office 098 28459 or Book online: