Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Packed billboard for Moat Theatre

After a huge fundraising launch, the Moat Theatre’s Motto ‘The Show Must Go On’ is very appropriate as indeed it must, writes the Naas theatre's assistant manager Celine Garvey. The next few shows are eclectic indeed with comedy, drama, and a play about suicide awareness that is particularly aimed at teenagers.

Firstly let’s take a look at Bring Me Back Alive which takes place in the theatre on Tuesday 20th September with performances at 12 noon and 8pm. The award-nominated play is a thought-provoking story set in a youth centre in modern day Dublin about teenage suicide. It is a conversation piece between six young people after the loss of their friend by suicide. The play highlights the warning signs to look for, the need for more mental health services and the devastating effects that suicide has on family and friends. One of the main themes of ring Me Back Alive is hope; to show that there is hope, there is an alternative. The play is written in as lighthearted a way as possible in order to give hope to those who need it the most.

Remember to Breath has been filling theatres everywhere it goes. Coming to the Moat on Thursday 22nd, starring Abbey Theatre regular Liz Fitzgibbon, Irish Times Theatre Award nominee David Heap, and Julie Sharkey as Doreen. Set in a pool in post-earthquake New Zealand, recent emigrant Maeve is learning to swim. Self-professed 'swimaholic' coach Doreen spurs her on. This one is funny, uplifting with faces you will know well!

The Nualas are back again on Saturday 24. Celebrating 21 years doing their thing, they are only in Naas for one night with their Glitterbomb Tour. They promise to leave you baffled with laughter in what Metro Scotland described as 'staggeringly impressive three-part harmonies and a savage, biting wit'.

And finally we have a world premier! Yes, the theatre is very lucky to be hosting a brand new production from Michael Scott with Jon Kenny & Mary McEvoy, The Successful TD. Written by the late John B Keane in 1967, the play displays his edge for humour and satire that are uncomfortably close to the politics of today. Peppered with Keane's gallery of madcap characters, this show will have you laughing at politics (in a good way) from the start.

Book for all shows now on or call 045 883030.