Longford actress Lorna Quinn is set to make her return to the Backstage Theatre in April when Livin’ Dred Theatre Company brings its production of Pat McCabe’s ‘The Bridge Below the Town’ to the venue.
Having recently starred in Fair City, and in the lead role in Little Women at the Gate Theatre, Lorna is part of a star-studded cast which also includes Catherine Walsh (Eden, Casualty, Druid Synge), Gina Moxley (Game of Thrones, Stardust), Janet Moran (Love/Hate), Malcolm Adams (Ripper Street), and Damien Devaney (Raw).
The play is an exciting new collaboration between McCabe and Padraic McIntyre, who have teamed up once more following the success of ‘The Dead School’. This time, McIntyre is bringing McCabe’s novel, ‘The Stray Sod Country’, to life – a beautiful-yet-heartbreaking ghost love story set in the Midlands over a period of 50 years in a lament and celebration of a way of life that can never be again.
An elderly lady becomes aware of a presence in her home late at night as she makes a cup of tea, but is it her subconscious or something more frightening? A dialogue begins as the presence changes form from a refined gentleman, to a small town middle class lady, to something else entirely – a figure from the future. And it always occurs to the strains of the 1950s classic, ‘The Bridge Below the Town’, recorded by Eileen Donaghy.
The Bridge Below the Town comes to the Backstage Theatre on Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13 at 8.30pm. Tickets are €18/16 and are available from the box office on 043 3347888 and www.backstage.ie, and from Farrell & Coy in Longford town.
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