‘The Matchmaker’ based on the novella ‘Letters of a County Matchmaker’ by John B Keane, one of Ireland’s most celebrated writers, is returning to the Town Hall Theatre, Westport on this Saturday, June 15 at 8pm.
The production stars television favourite Mary McEvoy, known for her role as Biddy in the long running RTÉ series Glenroe and Irish actor and comedian Jon Kenny, who was part of the Irish comic duo ‘D’Unbelievables’.
Together, they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy, which has been touring the national circuit and playing to sellout audiences nationwide. This will be the duo’s fourth visit to Westport.
Both Jon and Mary are delighted to be returning to Westport. 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 into rural loneliness.
Using his inimitable way with words and his own sense of devilment and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely country people, and creates a marvellously colourful world, taking us back to a simpler time. The show is directed by Michael Scott.
Tickets are available on 098 28459 or online: www.westporttheatre.com