2 wonderful nights of comedy with the unmistakable Seamus O’Rourke. Tickets, priced €12, will be available from Multi Sound, Main Street, Cavan – 049-4361312, or from our Ticket Office and Shop in Cavan Crystal Hotel from 5pm on Friday October 16th, or on the door on the night.
Special Offer: If you wish to go both nights, then Friday Night will be €12 but you get Sunday Night for €10 – buy your 2 tickets at the same time, either in Multi Sound or on the door on Friday night.
Venue: Town Hall Theatre Cavan,
Time: 8.30pm each night
The story revolves around a man who is shipped off to London when he is 17… goes through bouts of depression, obesity and anger issues… finds and loses love, comes back to Ireland to more misfortune and mayhem and yet there is HOPE and loads of fun in that story too, there has to be, it’s real and in reality laughter and tears are never far from each other and that’s even more true when you bring stories to the stage.
Padraig Potts Guide to Walking
The play follows the life of Padraig Potts McKeirnan, who has a habit of just eating whatever is on his plate… metaphorically that is… from growing up near the tiny rural village of Drumnamee, County Leitrim in the 70’s and 80’s to falling in love with Silvia Lang, a perfect protestant girl… to marrying Mary Tague, the priests housekeeper, who he never really liked… to getting rid of Mary Tague and her mother, who he claims invented vinegar… and eventually to the realisation that the world isn’t as big as he first thought.
Seamus is a writer, actor and director linked mainly with the Corn Mill Theatre Group, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim. He has been heavily involved in the amateur drama scene for more than twenty years, featuring in the All Ireland Drama finals in Athlone on fifteen occasions. In the finals, he has won: RTE Best Director in 2005 (Stolen Child by Yvonne Quinn & Deirdre Ní Chaoimh), RTE Best Actor in 2010 (for John in Connor McPherson’s Shining City), RTE Best Supporting Actor in 2011 (Pato in the Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh), as well as being nominated for direction and acting on eight other occasions.
He has also reached the finals with three of his own full length plays and with Ride On!he made his professional debut, both as a writer and an actor. Two of his earlier plays,dig and The Trappe Family were short listed for The Warehouse Theatre’s (London) International Playwriting competition in 2009. His play, Victor’s Dung, was a sell out success during its national tour in association with the GAA, as was his follow up play,Victor’s Dung (The Second Cut), which was performed during Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2012 in Cavan town. In December 2010 he played the rescuer in The Fire by Philip Doherty for Gonzo Theatre.
In early 2012 Seamus toured extensively with The Pitch by Shane Connaughton. In late 2012 & early 2013 his play For Club & County toured over 70 venues around Ireland playing to packed houses. In May of 2013 his new play Stalemate got it’s world premiere at the Backstage Theatre, Longford, while he also toured his one man show, The Sand Park to rave reviews.
In early 2014 Seamus toured extensively throughout the country with dig, his first play. In late June 2014, Fintry Amateur Dramatic Society from Scotland won the British One Act Finals with their wonderful performance of Victor’s Dung by Seamus O’Rourke. In early 2015 Seamus toured with his latest production Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking. He recently starred as the Bishop in the Gaiety Theatre’s 5oth Anniversary production of The Field by John B. Keane, directed by Padraic McIntyre.