Des Keogh to perform in an Tain Theatre

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Des Keogh, one of Ireland’s foremost actors and entertainers, will bring his hugely successful show ‘The Love-Hungry Farmer’ to Dundalk on Friday, 9 May for one performance only at An Tain Theatre.

Based on John B Keane’s best-selling book ‘Letters of a Love-Hungry Farmer’ and adapted for the stage by Des himself, the show has been one of the most popular shows in Ireland and abroad in the last decade and continues to find new audiences.

The production premiered in 2002 at the Irish Repertory Theatre in lower Manhattan and since then it has toured the US, Australia and Ireland with great success and has been recieved well by a variety of audiences.

The show has played to full houses in Dublin and in all major theatres throughout Ireland.

It tells the story of John Bosco McLane, a bachelor of indeterminate age and according to his own assessment: ‘past his best’ and evidently still a virgin. McLane’s amorous adventures range from the hilarious to the pitiful.

Writer John B Keane is the legendary author of such classics as Sive, Big Maggie and The Field which on to became an Oscar nominated film starring Richard Harris.

The Love-Hungry Farmer began its life in the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York before being performed in Ireland to huge acclaim.

Des Keogh received a Best Actor nomination when he performed the show at the Edinburgh Festival. He subsequently played it at the Adelaide Festival and in 2013 the show played two sell-out seasons at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin.

Des Keogh, who celebrated 50 years as a professional actor in 2013, has a formidable CV. He has been a constant presence on both the Abbey Theatre and Gate Theatre stages in Dublin along with presenting the hugely popular Music For Middlebrows on RTE Radio 1 for many years.

The actor has had a long theatrical relationship with the actress Rosaleen Linehan and their two-person comedy shows have been some of the biggest box-office attractions in Ireland.

Des has also received the Dublin Lord Mayor’s Award for his ‘outstanding contribution to the cultural life of the city of Dublin’

Don’t miss out and what will surely be a legendary and enjoyable night for all and book your tickets now.

Tickets are €18 and €15 concession. You can book your seat now by contacting the Tain Theatre box office on 042-9392919 or 086-8416876.


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