In this hilarious play based on the best-seller in the same name, Kathleen Doyle introduces us to her remarkable family and their exploits growing up in Dublin in the 1950’s and 60’s. Ma as an ordinary woman with very little education behind her but maybe not so ordinary in the way she learned to handle life. Through all the poverty and hardship, Kathleen and her family always had a laugh, turning their kitchen into a swimming pool on a hot summers day or trying to hide a stolen pig in the bath. What Would Ma Say is a nostalgic and poignant reminder of a Dublin that’s long gone. It captures a situation that affected so many families in Dublin at the time, a proposed move to a new estate was extremely daunting and the sense of being “so far away” from the inner city is explored. Hilarious in parts yet the feeling of hardship and reality of the time is captured, encapsulating the Dubliner use of humour even in the most stark situations.
Geoff caught up with Wayne Byrne who plays Da during the week to hear all about the play! Listen below.
Date: September 29th
Price: €18.00 / €16.00 Conc.
Buy Tickets: Call the Box Office on 051-855038 or Book Online here