O'Casey classic at Ramor

Thursday, 13th September, 2018 6:28pm

O'Casey classic at Ramor

Maisie Madigan (Marion Clancy) is off with Captain Boyle’s (Joe Hanley) gramophone.

The Virginians’  version of Sean O Casey’s ‘Juno and the Paycock’ is playing at Ramor Theatre on Thursday 13th, Friday 14th and Saturday 15th September. Juno attracted full houses when it aired in the Ramor Theatre earlier this year, and such was the reaction to it that an early return was inevitable. The show boasts an all local cast who have now cut their acting teeth in no uncertain fashion and are comfortable in whatever roles they find themselves. O Casey’s Juno is set in 1922 and has echoes of the civil unrest of the period coupled with the crippling poverty that affected many of the Dublin population of the time. In this play the author depicts the cramped tenement inhabited by the Boyle family  and details their various predicaments. While tragedy seems inevitable as the play reaches its climax, the earlier scenes are laced with some hilarious comedy particularly when the likes of Maisie Madigan or Joxer are prevailed upon to sing! The show begins nightly at 8pm and early booking is essential. The Virginians will donate Thursday night’s takings to Virginian Cancer Care and other local charities.

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