If you are after a night full of laughs, music, theatrics and ‘I didn’t know that’ moments, the Ireland-wide premiere of Tom McGrath’s Laurel and Hardy is the play for you.
Taken on by on-the-up Castle Hill Theatre Group, Dungannon’s first amateur dramatic group in almost 40 years, self-titled ‘humble functionary’ Declan McGrath said the “funny and poignant” production “will suit all ages”.
The group’s third play since its inception, Declan said they decided on the script after “sitting there on Christmas morning watching Laurel and Hardy on Youtube with my son - and he loved it”.
“The appeal, for all ages, of Laurel and Hardy is still there,” he explained.
And as for the play, he said it will be something very special - “but mostly funny”.
Played out with two actors and a live pianist on stage, Declan said Brian Mills and Conor Begley are exceptional in multiple roles throughout the performance.
“It’s the story of men coming from the grave and telling their life story, interspersed with sketches and songs from their famous movies,” he added.
“The stories behind them are just as interesting as the stories on screen.”
Square Box Theatre, Ranfurly House, Dungannon
Wed 30th September – Sat 3rd October
Wed 7th – Sat 10th October 2015