A musical double act, a relationship in crisis, is it time to face the final curtain?
Dolly and Mick are returning from a gig. He’s a widower from Limerick, she’s a divorcee from Arkansas. They both know their relationship is in trouble. Mick thinks they just need a break. Dolly knows the only way to save their relationship is to give up the act. Finally, Dolly breaks her unexpected news that shocks Mick and threatens to alter the course of their future together. A funny, engaging story with a poignant denouement and several live songs that echo the love and hope, disillusion and despair, passion and perseverance that colours their story.
Seamus Moran –
Seamus appeared most recently as local farmer and drugs distributor Fitz in Intruder on Channel 5 and Virgin Media 1. He has been an actor for over 30 years and is probably best known for his role as beleaguered Bistro owner Mike Gleeson in RTE’s Fair City. Since leaving the series Seamus has played a wide range of interesting and challenging roles from the philandering bookie in The Galway Races (Rásaí na Gaillimhe) to ex-IRA leader McDevitt in Scúp (BBC NI); from gangster and would-be country singer The Don in The Boys to curmudgeonly bar owner Mick in The Prodger. Later, on TG4, he played grieving father, Tom Brennan in Corp + Anam II. He has also presented six-part TV series, Hollywood in Éirinn. Other recent highlights include The Frankenstein Chronicles, starring
Seán Bean, The Professor and The Madman with Mel Gibson, The Afters with Rachael Dowling and Geraldine Plunkett and as Sir Anthony Absolute in The Rivals. He was also fortunate to be a part of one of the few stage productions to be mounted during Covid, In The Middle of the Fields, with Mark O’Reagan and Kathy-Rose O’Brien and directed by Joan Sheehy. Seamus has done two National tours of his own solo-play, Have A Heart
(Directed by Liam Halligan) as well as a month at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He published his debut novel The Ballad of JJ McHale in 2018.
Other memorable theatre work includes: St Oscar and Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy; Lady Windermere’s Fan; Run for Your Wife (Olympia); The Field (Gaiety); The Undertaking (QuareHawks) 1999 Theatre Festival and The State Theatre, Amsterdam; Burn This (Guna Nua); Stolen Child (Calypso Theatre Company); Speaking in Tongues and The Red Hot Runaways (Storytellers). He played Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night with Classic Stage Ireland and has done 2 plays with Taibhdhearc Na Gaillimhe – Iidr An Dá
Shúil and Bás Taismeach Ainríalaí.
Brenda Brooks –
Brenda was born in Dublin. TV and Film credits include, Nurse Price in Broer for Fobic Films. Nuala in The Wake (TG4). Jacinta’s Mother in Citizen Charlie (Element Pictures & RTE). Ms Collins in Shine On (Play Next Door/ RTE). Nurse Jenkins in George Gently (BBC). Olga in Fair City (RTE) and Aisling in Different Dreams (RTE). Brenda’s theatre career covers a broad
range of roles including a showcase of The Contraceptive Train (Bill Whelan / Rough Magic), creating the role of Molly in the musical The Ha’penny Bridge (Cork Opera House) and Bridget Foley in The Wireman (Gaiety Theatre). Other roles include The Snow Queen (Lyric Theatre), Scarlett in Red (Lyric Theatre), Muirne in McCool XXL (Lyric Theatre & Touring Company), and The Baroness in The Sound of Music (Cork Opera House). Brenda also Co-Produced The June Rodgers Show.She has also toured Europe with Riverdance and Magical Rhythms of Ireland.