Friday, 21 November 2014

‘Big Maggie’ for Roscommon


Druid has announced details of a nationwide tour with John B. Keane’s Big Maggie, directed by Garry Hynes. Following its opening in Galway’s Town Hall Theatre (November 11-19) it will transfer to the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin (November 21-26) and play Ennis, Cork, Castlebar, Tralee, Portlaoise, Roscommon (December 17 & 18), Longford and Sligo.

  Money, land and secret sex make for a riveting story in this, one of John B. Keane’s most popular plays. Aisling O'Sullivan returns to Druid in the title role of Big Maggie. Keith Duffy and John Olohan join O’Sullivan to lead a cast of eleven of Ireland's leading actors. Shocking for its time – the play premiered in 1969 –the portrait that Keane painted of the dark side of Irish family life seems now to be eerily prescient.

  With Big Maggie Druid continues its exploration of John B. Keane’s work which began in 2002 with Sive, followed by Sharon’s Grave (2003) and The Year of the Hiker (2006).