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24/10/2021

‘Big Maggie’ coming to the Citeaux Hall

The cast and crew of "Big Maggie".  Back Row: Jack Doherty, Colm Lalor, Jim Bolger, Betty Murphy, Karen O' Donnelly, Sally Carney, Kevin Tuohy, Tadhg Maher.  Front Row: Jimmy Middleton, Triona Lynch, Fergal Keeshan, Ailish O'Brien, Gerry McAuliffe Missing from photo - Brian Colclough.
Ballyskenagh Drama Group has been hard at work rehearsing for their

Ballyskenagh Drama Group has been hard at work

rehearsing for their

forthcoming production of “Big Maggie”.

Arguably John B Keane’s masterpiece, “Big Maggie” is a compelling vision of the Irish mother as sociopath.

Maggie Polpin is a newly widowed mother of four living in rural Ireland. Maggie Polpin is a newly widowed mother of four living in rural Ireland. Now sole owner of the family shop and farm, Maggie is determined to create a better life for herself and her children after the death of her husband. Her vision of the future, however, is not one that sits comfortably with her offspring. She is a complex figure, far from the clichés of Irish femininity which preceded her.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.

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