On today’s Lunchbox Geoff caught up with Gavin Byrne who plays ‘Da’ in ‘What Would Ma Say’. 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.
The play is on in Garter Lane this Saturday at 7:30pm and there’s still tickets available.
The Birthday Call
Listen in to tomorrow’s Birthday Call and you could be €500 richer! It’s simple – wait for Geoff to announce ‘The Birthday Month’ and if your birthday falls within that month, text the word Birthday and your details to 083-3333975. If your birth date matches the date Geoff has in his envelope, the money’s yours!
Listen in tomorrow from 12 for your chance to win €500!
The Time Tunnel
Time tunnel years today were 1979, 1985, 1996 and 2008. Here’s what was number one on this day in 1996!