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Oct 19 2017

Notions and secrets the focus of Isobel’s Boom?

“A suburban farce that crosses over into a family drama,” is how Isobel Mahon describes her play Boom? which will come to the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday, November 2, as part of a national tour.

Most of us over a certain age will probably know Isobel best for playing the sparky barmaid, Michelle, in RTÉ’s popular weekly drama, Glenroe. She subsequently worked on The Clinic, also on RTÉ and continues to work as an actress, mostly on stage these days.

And she writes.

As the title indicates, Boom? was inspired by Ireland’s ‘boom’ of the early noughties, inspired by personal experience.

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Oct 19 2017

A new look at Joyce's female Dubliners

Dubliner's Women to run at the Town Hall Theatre

DUBLINER'S WOMEN is a stage adaptation of James Joyce's famous short story collection, but with the emphasis is on the often overlooked female characters from 'The Boarding House', 'Clay', and 'Eveline' - for once Dubliners is about far more than just 'The Dead'.

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Oct 19 2017

Dead musician haunts wife

Galway Film Society to screen A Ghost Story

THE GHOST of a recently deceased musician returns to the home he shared with his wife. Forced to watch passively as his grieving widow slowly rebuilds her life without him, he finds that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time.

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Oct 19 2017

What happens when the party goes Boom?

Claudia O’Carroll, Maria McDermottroe, Rose Henderson, Karen Egan, and Isobel Mahon on stage at Town Hall

SELMA MAE seems to have the perfect life, beautiful home, children, architect husband…but when her social climbing mother arrives to help organise a party to celebrate the completion of her state-of-the-art extension, cracks begin to show.

This is Boom?, the hit comedy written by Isobel McMahon and directed by Caroline FitzGerald, and starring Claudia O’Carroll (Fair City ), Maria McDermottroe (Glenroe, Killinnascully ), Rose Henderson (Fair City ), Karen Egan (The Nualas ), and Isobel Mahon. It comes to the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday November 2 at 8pm.

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