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28 May 2012 - 2 June 2012
Presented by Red Kettle Theatre Company in association with Garter Lane Arts Centre.
Red Kettle Theatre Company in association with Garter Lane Arts Centre presents Edna O'Briens The Country Girls. This wonderful, wild, funny and moving story that shocked the nation on its publication in 1960 has now been adapted for the stage by the author.
 
The Country Girls tells the story of Kate and Baba, who have spent their childhood together in rural Ireland. Leaving their sheltered cnovent school in search of life and love in the big city, they struggle to maintain their tumultuous relationship. Kate, dreamy and romantic, yearns for true love; while Baba wants to experience the life of a single grild. They set out to conquer the world together but as their lives take unexpected turns, including Kate's romantic encounter with Mr. Gentleman, the girls must ultimately learn to find their own way.
 
The fantastic cast assembled features some leading lights of the Irish stage.
 
Directed by Mikel Murfi - this is a truly contemporary, highly theatrical, dramatic and free-flowing telling of this classic coming of age story.
 
Not to be missed!
 
As the performance contains some nudity, it is recommended for an audience of fifteen years and older.
 
"A real triumph, Joyously vivid performances"The Sunday Independent 
"The Country Girls is a world apart but provides a welcome peek at the past" TheSunday Times
"O'Brien's language has retained its power to move" London Evening Standard
"Under Mikel Murfi's senstive direction, Browne and O'Malley's onstage relationship recreates the oscillating and fervid friendship of teenage girls charged with excessive hormones, ideals, sexual energy and self-absorption" Irish Theatre Magazine
"The tale is beautiful, hilarious, harrowing and deeply moving all at once" guide2dublin.com
"Trevor Knight's sound and Conleth White's lighting design are impeccable throughout" Metro Herald
 
 
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  Matinee
Sat 3:00 pm
 
 
Evening shows
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm
No performance Sunday
 
 
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Mon - Thurs: €15, €25, €35, €37.50, €40
Fri - Sat: €25, €30, €40, €45
 
 
 
 
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Service charges apply to online and telephone bookings.
 
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