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6 June 2017 - 17 June 2017
Binchy novel is brought to life on stage
 
 
Breda Cashe Productions presents
 
The World Premiere production of
 
Maeve Binchy’s
 
MINDING FRANKIE
Directed by Peter Sheridan
 
Adapted for the stage by Shay Linehan
at the Gaiety Theatre
 
MUST END THIS SATURDAY 17TH JUNE 2017
 
EXTRA MATINEE NOW ADDED
SATURDAY 17TH JUNE 2.30PM
 
“ Best night in the theatre in a long while” Gay Byrne
 
“Noel (lovably played by Steve Blount) and Moira Tierney (played by the staggeringly versatile Clare Barrett)” The Irish Times
 
“With its gentle, involving nature and its warm comic performances, Minding Frankie…….draws applause and gasps throughout “   The Irish Times
 
“Steve Blount and Clare Barrett illuminate the stage ... A pleasure to watch their consummate skill"  Irish Independent
 
"Highly entertaining” Irish Independent
 
4 stars **** Sunday Business Post

“Funny, moving, and masterfully done, “Minding Frankie” is a thoroughly enjoyable experience that will unquestionably put a spell on you.”                                   The Arts Review
 
“Steve Blount and Clare Barrett, as Noel and Moira, as well as a range of other characters, simply surpass themselves.” The Arts Review
 
 "Imaginative...Huge charm....A winning duo" Sunday Independent
 
"Barrett and Blount...competing for the best comic timing in the business" The Sunday Times
 
"Outstanding character actors...deliver the goods to perfection" Irish Mail on Sunday
 
"Wonderful...Charming...Perfect for Binchy fans" Red Curtain review
 
Minding Frankie is a family love story by one of Ireland’s most popular writers. Full of Maeve Binchy’s trademark wisdom, warmth, and humour, the hugely popular novel has now been adapted for the stage. Directed by Peter Sheridan and starring Steve Blount and Clare Barrett, Minding Frankie is  at the Gaiety Theatre until 17 June. Tickets from €25 are on sale now.
 
Noel is struggling to be the best mother he can.
 
Noel Lynch is struggling with an alcohol addiction, when he gets a call from Stella, a girlfriend with whom he shared a drunken weekend. Stella is having Noel’s child; she is also dying from cancer. Noel must raise their daughter, Frankie. Social worker, Moira Tierney, has other ideas, and is prepared to do battle for custody of the child. In order to prevail, Noel must prove that he can fill a woman’s shoes, break all the stereotypes, and become the best mother than he can be. Along the way, he discovers that it takes a village to rear a child, or at least a street.
 
 
Maeve Binchy is one of those rare writers -  like Dickens, Wilde, Shaw, Behan -  whose work springs from their larger-than-life personalities. More so than other writers, their unique voices are captured in their work. This production of Minding Frankie once again makes Maeve's voice available to all those who love her, and to those who will come to love her.
 
Minding Frankie
 
Dates: From 6 – 17 June 2017
 
Performance time: 7.30pm
Saturday Matinee 17th June: 2.30pm
 
Tickets: from €25 - €37 (including booking fee and €1 restoration levy)
 
Booking:
Gaiety Theatre Box Office South King Street, Dublin 2.  
0818 719388 10 am – 7 pm / Mon – Sat (subject to performance schedule)
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