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01 Dec 2021

McDwyer’s new play Scorpion comes to Backstage Theatre

The ever popular Beezneez Theatre Company comes to Backstage on Fri 1st and Sat 2nd February with Scorpion, a highly anticipated new play by John McDwyer.

The ever popular Beezneez Theatre Company comes to Backstage on Fri 1st and Sat 2nd February with Scorpion, a highly anticipated new play by John McDwyer.

There is no denying John McDwyer knows how to write a good play. No matter what the topic you can be sure of that trademark McDwyer humour - Lovely Leitrim, Callaghan’s Place, Unforgiven, United, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Love Is have all been huge successes for McDwyer and Scorpion this searing, honest appraisal of life at the end of the Celtic Tiger. is set to be just as popular.

Three sales managers meet in their Sales Director’s office, presumably to meet their new managing director but, in fact, to meet their future. For some, that is more promising than for others. As they await their call, they ‘bat the breeze’ and in scenes rich in uncompromising dialogue they fight for position and score points on one another without fear or favour.

McDwyer pulls no punches with his dialogue in this important new work and while full of witty comment and sparkling one-liners, Scorpion ultimately delivers a bang up to date commentary of the state of Ireland in the current climate and presents the audience with identifiable characters who will remain in the memory long after the theatre has emptied.

Scorpion comes to Backstage on Fri 1st & Sat 2nd Feb at 8:30pm. Tickets €18/€16 are available from 043 33 47888, from Farrell & Coy in Longford or online on www.backstage.ie

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