Halfway House Hotel at the Backstage

The Halfway House Hotel is situated somewhere in the middle of where we are today. It’s a strange place with long staying guests and short staying guests, there is Tom Crier, the newsman, Nurse Mullins, the manager of the hotel, … Oh and Mr Bold who lives under the stairs, but he’s only real to some people… now where have we heard that before?

The Halfway House Hotel is situated somewhere in the middle of where we are today. It’s a strange place with long staying guests and short staying guests, there is Tom Crier, the newsman, Nurse Mullins, the manager of the hotel, … Oh and Mr Bold who lives under the stairs, but he’s only real to some people… now where have we heard that before?

Book into the wonderful world of the Halfway House Hotel and stay a while, but don’t hang about too long… in case you might start believing too.

This exceptional play was written by Carrigallen’s award-winning Seamus O’Rourke. Seamus is a writer, actor and director linked mainly with ‘The Corn Mill Theatre’ Carrigallen. County Leitrim. He was heavily involved in the amateur drama scene for more than 20 years, featuring in the All-Ireland drama finals in Athlone on 15 occasions, where he has won: RTE Best Director in 2005, Best Actor in 2010 and Best supporting Actor 2011. He also brought 3 of his own full length plays to the finals in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

He made his professional debut with Livin’ Dread Theatre Company in his own play ‘Ride On’ which will tour extensively at the end of this year. His hit comedy ‘Victor’s Dung’ has just finished a run of 95 performances and three more of his plays, ‘The Sand Park’, ‘STALE MATE’ and ‘Victor’s Dung (The Second Cut)’ are coming on stream later in the summer.

The Halfway House Hotel will run from Thursday July 5 to Saturday July 7 at the Backstage Theatre, Longford. To book telephone 043-3347888 or visit www.backstage.ie.