‘The Matchmaker’ returns to The Source Arts Centre

Jon Kenny (pictured above) and Mary McEvoy star in ‘The Matchmaker’ which was written by JB Keane and is directed by Michael Scott.

Jon Kenny (pictured above) and Mary McEvoy star in ‘The Matchmaker’ which was written by JB Keane and is directed by Michael Scott.

‘The Matchmaker’ returns, by popular demand, to The Source Arts Centre in Thurles on Saturday, September 19th at 8pm.

A classic of Irish theatre this is an opportunity for all those who missed this show last time around to finally see it. It is also a chance for those who enjoyed it to relive the experience. The play is based on the novella ‘Letters of a County Matchmaker’ by John B Keane.

This production stars television favorite Mary McEvoy, well known for her roles as Biddie in the long running RTE series ‘Glenroe’ and the unmistakable actor and comedian Jon Kenny. Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy.

The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O’Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Keane, an avid observer of people and the cultures that bind and create their view of the world, uses ‘The Matchmaker’ as an exploration of rural loneliness.

Aware that generations of people became masters of their own destinies late in life and only then began to look for companionship and love, once their duties as minder of aging parents were concluded or they had finally inherited or were the left over brother or sister.

This is a must-see production with two of Ireland’s finest actors on stage for one night only at your local arts centre.

For all bookings and enquiries please call 0504 90204 (Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 2-5pm) or book online at

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