Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Spinner of Inishere, a play by Mairead Sharry, Galway

The Spinner of Inishere

a new play by Mairéad Sharry

performed by The Strolling Players

Thursday 29th March, 8.30pm, Townhall Theatre, Galway

I don't think we have ever promoted a play on The Woolly Way blog before. But it has such strong textile connections, how could we not! The play is about the traditional life of a widow, who spins, weaves and knits Aran sweaters on the Aran Islands. Here is the rest of the story...

"Three actors are reluctant to commit to a new play. The actress, a star of romantic comedies, has been promised the greatest love story ever told. The actor who is a veteran of physical gritty roles is promised the vilest murder ever and the bodhran player from Australia can't believe his luck when one of the characters just happens to be a bodhran player from Australia! Is the spinner of Inishere spinning yarn or spinning a yarn?"

The play is written by our very own Mairead Sharry, a spinner and weaver from the Aran Islands. Mairead is no stranger to the pen, having already published a book 'Yarns, Short Stories' . Last year, she also published a children's books, 'Ronan'. This book is a whimsical look at the traditional life and customs of the Aran Islands and in particular the island of Inishere through the eyes of a little boy called Ronan. Mairead also illustrated the book, using textile collages and the result is beautiful! Both books are available to buy from Kennys Bookshop, Galway

For more information on Mairead, visit her blog  www.maireadsharry.blogspot.com/

The Spinner of Inishere
TICKETS: €10 / €8

Town Hall Theatre
Courthouse Square,

Administration: 091-569755
Box Office: 091-569777
Website: www.tht.ie

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