Marie Jones’ Hilarious New Comedy comes to the Civic Theatre, Tallaght this October!

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GBL Productions, in association with Patrick Talbot Productions is pleased to present the first Republic of Ireland tour of Fly Me to the Moon – a rip-roaring black comedy from the pen of one of Northern Ireland’s best-loved playwrights.

Written by Marie Jones, (Stones in His Pockets, Women On The Verge of HRT, Dancing Shoes – the George Best Story) this exciting new play delighted both critics and audiences alike when it played to packed out houses in Belfast’s Grand Opera House.

Fly Me to the Moon is the timely tale of two women struggling in today’s tough economic climate and just how far they will go to make ends meet.

Frances is a hard-nosed cynic with a dry wit and a keen eye for ever scam like her wayward son Jason, while Loretta is a soft-hearted soul who is a complete innocent abroad. Together they care for Davy – a lonely old man whose greatest loves are Frank Sinatra and the races. When Davy dies on the day his horse finally comes in, his two carers are faced with a moral dilemma which threatens to tear their lives – and their friendship – apart.

Full of sly humour and poignant moments, Fly Me to the Moon shines a spotlight on the lives of some of society’s most underpaid and undervalued workers. It also explores the plight of today’s elderly in an increasingly segregated and uncaring world. With Marie’s zinger-filled script and stellar cast, this is a significant new work which tugs the heartstrings while simultaneously tickling your funny bone.

“Incredible acting by Katie and Tara….” – Marie-Louise Muire BBC Arts Extra

“A World Class Northern Irish production sees Marie Jones at the top of her game.” – Andrew Johnston, Culture NI

“Marie Jones script fizzes with comedic energy.” – Joanne Savage, News Letter

“An evening of entertainment…..and laughter… offset by two finely balanced performances.” – Jane Coyle, Irish Times

Tuesday, 1st – Saturday, 5th October 2013 @ 8pm
Civic Theatre< Tallaght, Dublin 24

€10 on opening night (Tues 1st Oct)
€20 & €16 concession

BOOK TICKETS by phoning 01 4627477 or online here.


About Civic Theatre

The Civic Theatre's Mission is to mount an artistic and challenging programme of contemporary and classical Irish and international work in Theatre, Dance, Opera and Music for the community of South Dublin county and environs. History The Civic Theatre, opened in March 1999, a project of South Dublin County Council and also grant aided by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands. The first production at The Civic Theatre Tallaght was Howie the Rookie by Mark O'Rowe, directed by Mike Bradwell and starring Aidan Kelly and Karl Shiels. It opened on the 23rd March 1999. Since opening we have developed relationships with most Irish theatre companies and most opera, contemporary dance, ballet and children's theatre companies, developing healthy audiences for these. We are particularly proud of our co-productions – to date we've produced; or co-produced 22 plays, involving new Irish writing. We have hosted wonderful international productions, fantastic local work, and we have had some terrific nights of music on stage at the Civic.
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