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25 April 2017 - 27 May 2017
Media release
 
 
 
 
 
EXTENDED DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND  
 
JOHN B KEANE’S
 
THE CHASTITUTE
 
 
 
Now running until 27 May at the Gaiety Theatre
Including a matinee on Wed 24 May at 2.30pm
 
‘Hilarious' -  Irish Independent
‘Fantastic…Hilarious….Rollercoaster of a Play’ - Irish Country Magazine
  'Stephen Brennan’s Superb Performance’ The Irish Mail On Sunday
 
 
 The Gaiety Theatre presents John B Keane’s The Chastitute
 
  For the first time after 15 years, John B. Keane’s smash hit comedy,with an all-star cast
 
Starring:
 Stephen Brennan as John Bosco McLaine
 
Catherine Byrne (Fair City), Sorcha Furlong (Fair City), Aisling O’Neill (Fair City)
 
Brendan Conroy, Andrew Kenny, Maria McDermottroe, Caoimhe Mulcahy, John Olohan, Mark O’Regan, Joe Rooney, Billie Traynor.

Directed by Michael Scott
 
John Bosco McLaine, who hasn’t the makings of a decent sin in him, is a bachelor farmer searching for a plain decent woman to share his life. He nearly got there a thousand times - but nearly never bulled a cow! 
For the first time after 15 years John B. Keane’s hilarious comedy has returned to the Gaiety Theatre with an all-star cast and due to phenomenal demand has now been extended until 27th May.
 
The Production follows John Bosco’s hilarious attempts to find a bride and finally tie the knot. The play is peppered with the fantastic words and wit of John B. Keane and his unerring ear for the language of rural Ireland. Keane also has a serious eye on the passions, despairs and fears of his characters and the “crying loneliness of nights without end” … but in the end a Toast!A chastitute by the way - is a person without holy orders who has never lain down with a woman… a rustic celibate by force of circumstance.
 
The Chastitute by John B. Keane premiered in Cork Opera House in 1980, and has been a  great favourite with audiences ever since.
This sparkling new production brings Stephen Brennan (The Tudors, Fr Ted), one of Ireland’s leading actors to the central role of John Bosco McLaine –  Stephen is joined by Catherine Byrne (Fair City, The Clinic), Brendan Conroy (Vikings, Ballykissangel), Sorcha Furlong (Fair City), Andrew Kenny (Tango Dance Champion), Maria McDermottroe (Glenroe Killinaskully), actress and fiddle Player Caoimhe Mulcahy, John Olohan (Glenroe, Fr Ted), Mark O’Regan (The Commitments, Leap Year), Aisling O’Neill (Fair City, Finbar’s Class), Joe Rooney (Fr Ted, Killinaskully) and Billie Traynor (Fair City, Moon Boy).
 
The Chastitute by John B. Keane is directed by Michael Scott (The Matchmaker/The Successful TD) in association with the Gaiety Theatre.
  
Dates:
Dates: until 27th May 2017
 
Until 20th May
Tuesday – Saturday evenings: 7:30pm
 
Extra dates: 24th – 27th May
Wed 24th May – 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Thursday 25th May, Friday 26th May – 7:30pm
Sat 27th May – 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Matinees: 2:30pm All seats €25
Tickets from €25 including booking fee and €1 restoration levy 
 
Bookings
In person: Gaiety Theatre Box Office South King Street, Dublin 2 or any Ticketmaster outlet nationwide. 
By Phone: 24hr Ticketmaster Hotline (0818 719 388)
Ticketmaster Group Bookings Telephone: 01 6468687 groups@gaietytheatre.com 
For additional Special Access or Box Bookings please Telephone: + 353 (1) 679 5622  
Online bookingwww.ticketmaster.ie  
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