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25 April 2017 - 20 May 2017
Media release
 
 
THE GAIETY THEATRE
Presents
 
JOHN B KEANE’S
 
“Witty and Hilarious… Rollercoaster of a Comedy… An Evening of Fun”
 
THE CHASTITUTE
 
For the first time after 15 years, John B. Keane’s smash hit comedy,
with an all-star cast
 
 
 Gaiety Theatre
25th April – 20th May 2017
 
Low priced previews 25th & 26th April. All seats €25
 
Opening Thursday 27th April 2017
  
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 returns to the Gaiety Theatre with an all-star cast.
 
The Production follows John Bosco’s hilarious attempts to find a bride and finally tie the knot. The play is peppered with the fantasitc 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, dispairs 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 McClaine –
 
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:
Previews: 25th – 26th April 2017. All seats €25
Opening: 27th April 2017
Dates: 25th April – 20th May 2017
Tuesday – Saturday evenings: 7:30pm
Saturday Matinees: 2:30pm All seats €25
Tickets from €25 including booking fee and €1 restoration levy 
 
Bookings
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