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
WHEN:FLY ME TO THE MOON
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.