John B Keane’s The Matchmaker

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For one night only, John B Keane’s ‘The Matchmaker’ comes to Roscommon Arts Centre on Thursday, 27th June. The play follows the efforts of Dicky O’Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Using his inimitable way with words and his sense of “devilment” and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely county people.  He creates a marvellously colourful world taking us back to a simpler time when phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders.

The production stars television favourite Mary McEvoy, known for her role as Biddy in the long running RTE TV series Glenroe.  Irish actor and comedian Jon Kenny who was part of the Irish comic duo D’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt joins Mary to complete the cast. Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy.


For a night of entertainment not to be missed, buy your tickets online here or call Roscommon Arts Centre on 090 66 25 824.


Roscommon Arts Centre
Circular Road
Co Roscommon


27 June