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05 Dec 2021

Hit play ‘Ride on’ comes to Backstage

Seamus O Rourke and Padraic McIntyre have joined together their comic masterminds to bring you a rare theatrical treat, with the help of a Honda 50 called Hilda!

Seamus O Rourke and Padraic McIntyre have joined together their comic masterminds to bring you a rare theatrical treat, with the help of a Honda 50 called Hilda!

O Rourke’s hilarious new play follows five members of the Drumkarren Honda club as they sit waiting on a wet day in an old shed in Cavan, ready to embark on a Honda 50 bike ride for charity. The other twenty members are “stuck” in a pub in Killeshandra! Their host for the day is a local Cavan farmer, Victor Maguire, who eats grape fruit for breakfast and is perhaps not as harmless as they think.

A lot can happen in a shed in Cavan on a wet day with a few dodgy characters and a Honda called Hilda.

Ride On! is about rural communities, local newspapers, local radio, local gossip and the boom that is now a bust.

After wowing audiences in Cavan and Leitrim in Autumn 2011, this funny and insightful play is set to return for a nationwide tour, led by the award winning Nomad Theatre Network in association with Livin’ Dred Theatre Company and directed by Padraic McIntyre.

Seamus O’ Rourke, writer and actor, stars in this production alongside a stalwart cast of John Olohan (The Clinic, Ballykissangel, The Tudors, Glenroe, Fr. Ted), Deirdre Monaghan (Fair City, Bachelors Walk, Whistleblower, The Clinic) Pa Ryan (Pure Mule, Trivia, The Whistleblower, Game of Thrones), Ian Lloyd Anderson (The Clinic, Raw, Love/Hate) and Clare Monnelly (Moone Boy for Sky 1)

Ride on comes to Backstage Theatre on Fri 30th Nov & Sat 1st Dec. Tickets €18/€16 available on 043 33 47888, from Farrell & Coy in Longford town or www.backstage.ie

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