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5 November 2018 - 10 November 2018
 THE SMASH HIT COMEDY 
THE MATCHMAKER
Based on the novella
"Letters of a County Matchmaker" by JOHN B. KEANE
Starring
MARY MCEVOY and JON KENNY
will return to
 
THE GAIETY THEATRE, DUBLIN
 
FOR ONE WEEK ONLY
 
From 5th to 10th November 2018 
 
Tickets from 20 euro on sale tomorrow Wed 18 April
"great performances by two great actors...... standing ovation".   Joe Duffy -RTE
"The Gaiety's hilarious production of The Matchmaker will leave you in stitches." dublinlive.ie
"The Matchmaker is a classic that continues to entertain."    The Sunday Business Post
"As directed by Michael Scott, Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny provide everything Keane could have desired" The Irish Times
" Keane uses the lyrical, colourful language of his part of the world the way a painter uses the palette."  New York Times 
"We were bowled over by the performance."  Irish Country Magazine
"I saw it, laughed, cried, loved it and went again." The Guardian
"Thoroughly entertaining"   Theatre Guide London
 
THE MATCHMAKER based on the novella “Letters of a County Matchmaker” by JOHN B. KEANE one of Ireland’s most celebrated writers, will be at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin for one week only from 5th to 10th November, and will star Mary  McEvoy best known for her role  as Biddie in the long running RTE series GLENROE and  Irish Actor and comedian Jon Kenny  who was part of the Irish comic duo d’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt. Kenny is also best known outside Ireland for appearing in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted.  Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy.
 
The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn.  Keane, an avid observer of people and the cultures that bind and create their view of the world uses “The Matchmaker” as an exploration of rural loneliness. Aware that generations of people became masters of their own destinies late in life, and only then began to look for companionship and love, once their duties as minder of aging parents were concluded or they had finally inherited, or were the left over brother or sister.
 
Using his inimitable way with words and his one sense of “devilment” and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely county people and creates a marvelously colorful world, taking us back to a simpler time, when phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders.
 
The smash hit comedy The Matchmaker, based on the novella ”Letters of a County Matchmaker” by John B.Keane, and starring Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny  will be at The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin from 5th to 10th November 2018.
 
Booking details:
Dates:  5th -10th November 2018
at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed and Sat 2.30pm 
Booking Information:
Gaiety Theatre Box Office South King Street, Dublin 2.  
10 am – 7 pm / Mon – Sat (subject to performance schedule)
24hr Gaiety Theatre Booking Tel: 08 18 719 388  
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