Great one man show
for Bohemian stage

Great one man show
for Bohemian stage
Seamus O’Rourke will star in Big Guerilla pro­duc­tions will present Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walk­ing at the Bohemian Centre, Ardee this Thursday 23 October at 8.30pm.

Seamus O’Rourke will star in Big Guerilla pro­duc­tions will present Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walk­ing at the Bohemian Centre, Ardee this Thursday 23 October at 8.30pm.

Play­wright and direc­tor Sea­mus O’Rourke is a Leitrim who has become well known in the the­atre world for tack­ling seri­ous con­tem­po­rary social issues through humour and some very quirky, but recog­nis­able rural Irish char­ac­ters.

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.

This new play fol­lows the life of Padraig Potts McK­eir­nan. Padraig has a habit of just eat­ing what­ever is on his plate, metaphor­i­cally speaking.

We hear about him grow­ing up near the tiny rural vil­lage of Drum­namee in county Leitrim in the 70’s and 80’s, to falling in love with Sil­via Lang, a per­fect Protes­tant girl.

Then he marries Mary Tague, the priest’s house­keeper, whom he never really liked, and then get­ting rid of Mary Tague and her mother, whom he claims invented vine­gar, and even­tu­ally coming to the real­i­sa­tion that the world isn’t as big as he first thought.This is a story which has been been described as “full of nos­tal­gia, inno­cence, Olympic stan­dard sex and Holy Water salad dress­ing”.

It is funny and ten­der.

It’s performed by Seamus. Directed by Charlie McGuinness. Tickets are €10 and available from The Station, Hughie O’Neill’s, Caffrey’s Bakery at door on the night.