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Saturday 7 December 2019

History of Ireland in ninety minutes

John Ruddy and Louise Conaghan on stage in Manny Man Does the History of Ireland On Stage
John Ruddy and Louise Conaghan on stage in Manny Man Does the History of Ireland On Stage

Manny Man Does the History of Ireland On Stage, a fun and educational children's show based on a YouTube sensation, will be presented by Donegal theatre company An Grianán Productions at Wexford Arts Centre on Saturday, March 16.

A fitting play for the St. Patrick's weekend, 'Manny Man' is suitable for all ages from eight years upwards. It is based on the actor John D Ruddy's YouTube series and published books and is presented by him and Louise Conaghan, under the direction of Rachael Deviur.

In the show, the characters Syn abnd Opssy plough through Irish history in less than 90 minutes with illustrated cut-outs, craziness and tongue-in-cheek humour, from the Ice Age, all the way to Ireland today, with tongue in cheek humour.

John is an actor, writer, YouTuber and theatre-maker from Letterkenny who has worked extensively with An Grianán Theatre

He is the author of Manny Man Does the History of Ireland, Manny Man Does Revolutionary Ireland 1916-1923 and is the creator of the YouTube history series Manny Man Does History which has garnered over 30 million views.

Louise Conaghan is an actor, street theatre performer and writer from Ballybofey. A graduate of The University of Ulster with a BA Hons in Drama and a National Diploma from the North West Regional College, she has done clown training with the Actors Space, Barcelona and other theatre companies.

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