22 June, 2016 //

The Gallant John-Joe

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the internationally treasured Tom Hickey perform his celebrated role in Tom MacIntyres’s The Gallant John-Joe. First premiered in 2001, receiving multiple award nominations and critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, it is a touching and darkly comic soliloquy of a Cavan widower grappling with increasing physical and mental infirmity.

This is a truly special theatrical event proudly presented in partnership with The Parkinsons Association of Ireland, and a rare chance to see one of the country’s best-loved actors reviving a challenging and brilliant piece of theatre in spite of the effects of his own illness.

Tom Hickey’s work is extensive – creating leading roles in new Irish drama written by the foremost Irish playwrights including Brian Friel, Tom Murphy, Marina Carr, Frank McGuinness, and as actor, collaborator and director with Tom MacIntyre. His films include: My Left Foot, Cal, Circle of Friends,The Butcher Boy, Ken Loach’s Raining Stones, Inside I’m Dancing and Garage.

Written by Tom MacIntyre
Performed by Tom Hickey
Presented by Pangur Ban Productions

Duration: 80 mins. One interval.

€2 of every ticket sold will be donated directly to The Parkinsons Association of Ireland.

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