Thursday 18 January 2018

'Of Mornington' returns to Opera House

By Esther Hayden

Of Mornington.
Of Mornington.

Billy Roche’s runaway success ‘Of Mornington’ is back this week due to popular demand.

The play which is staged by the Scalder Theatre Company returns to the National Opera House this Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 8pm.

‘Of Mornington’ tells the story of Phil who is sliding grumpily into late middle age and struggling to accept that his best days are all behind him.

He recognises something of his haunted younger self in Mike, a young street-wise wannabe hustler with his pockets full of empty and his head full of dreams, especially if he can get his hands on that much-revered cue, hand crafted in ‘Beecher’s Of Mornington’.

Then there’s Shauna,trying to convince herself that all her bad days are behind her as she clings to hopes of a better future where her past mistakes will be blotted out through one more shot at redemption .

Scalder Theatre Company was founded by Andy Doyle and Michael Dunbar, to bring new and exciting productions to Wexford and the south-eastern region.

Andy and Michael have had a long association with the work of Wexford’s foremost playwright, Billy Roche, having previously mounted productions of ‘Belfry’, ‘Poor Beast in the Rain’, ‘The Cavalcaders’ and ‘Amphibians’ to great acclaim.

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