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Be moved by ‘Furniture’ at Roscommon Arts Centre

Featured Garrett Lombard and Niall Buggy as ‘George and Michael’ in Sonya O’Kelly’s ‘Furniture’. Garrett Lombard and Niall Buggy as ‘George and Michael’ in Sonya O’Kelly’s ‘Furniture’.

 

Druid Theatre Company has announced an extensive national tour of Sonya Kelly’s ‘Furniture’, which was a smash hit with audiences and critics alike at the 2018 Galway International Arts Festival. As part of this national tour the show will take to the stage at Roscommon Arts Centre on April 16th and 17th at 8 pm nightly.

  Written by Sonya Kelly (The Wheelchair on my Face), and directed by Cathal Cleary, a native of Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, Furniture is a light-hearted new play about perceptions and possessions. Told through the lives of six individuals, this fresh comedy looks at how the things we own shape our worldview, and even ourselves. 

  The play received a staged reading in 2016 as a Druid Debut and had its world premiere as part of Druid’s remarkable season of new Irish writing at GIAF 2018.

  Described as ‘wickedly insightful’ (The Irish Times), ‘laugh-out-loud funny’ (The Sunday Times) and ‘whip smart’ (The Irish Independent) this fresh comedy is a definite ‘must see’ for 2019. 

  Original cast members Niall Buggy and Garrett Lombard reprise their roles of George and Michael respectively, with Kate Kennedy, Ruth McGill, Rory Nolan and Helen Norton completing the stellar cast.

  “I’m delighted that Druid’s production of Sonya Kelly’s Furniture will return as a national tour,” said Druid’s Artistic Director, Garry Hynes.

  “The huge success of Furniture at the Galway International Arts Festival shows that it is an exciting time for new writing and new talent in Ireland and we are glad to be a part of that”.

  Tickets are on sale now from Roscommon Arts Centre’s box office on 090-66 25824/www.roscommonartscentre.ie and early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

 

 

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