Aug 22 2019
'The younger generation haven’t heard of Walter Macken, that’s why I’ve spent my life promoting him' Ultan Macken
When I meet Ultan Macken for a morning coffee to chat about his one man show, My Father, My Son, the first thing he does is delightedly show me a new Russian edition of Walter Macken’s God Made Sunday.
It is a salutary reminder that while Walter’s reputation may have fallen into neglect in Ireland, overseas he still has admirers and readers. Ultan’s critically acclaimed show, at the Town Hall Theatre studio from September 2 to 5, gives a fascinating insight into the family history and life of one of Ireland’s most cherished authors. It reveals the breadth of Walter Macken’s creativity in film, novels, plays and theatre management - and the close relationship with his son.
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