Monthly Archives: January 2011

Writing ‘The House-Husband’

It’s almost eleven years since I wrote ‘The House-Husband’, so memories of the writing process involved are a bit hazy. I do remember that it was a troublesome play to write as it was only my second-ever three-act play. Originally … Continue reading

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New Play Update

I’ve reached Page 10 of the new play. I always say the first ten pages of any new play are the most difficult. After that, it gets easier – well, at least, I feel it does. At the moment, I’m … Continue reading

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Glanworth Players to stage ‘Here Comes The Bride’

Glanworth Players are staging ‘Here Comes The Bride’ in Glanworth on Saturday and Sunday, January 29th and 30th and probably for two nights the following weekends. I’ll keep you posted on the details..

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New Play Just Started

I’ve started my new play, provisionally titled ‘A Thing Called Love’. It’s about a domineering woman called Marjorie Lord, who tries to run her sister, Phyllis Maye’s love life and seems to take a delight in finding unsuitable boyfriends for … Continue reading

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New Photo Album Created

A new photo album has been created entitled “Portumna Players’ 2011 production of The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley”. There are twelve photos in it at the moment, which I took during my visit there on Sunday, but I hope … Continue reading

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My Visit To Portumna On Sunday Night

My mother and I went to Portumna on Sunday night last to see the Portumna Players’ production of ‘The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley’. It was an excellent production but then I wouldn’t expect anything else from director Marian Frawley … Continue reading

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My Comedy Influences 1: Get An Earful Of This

Get An Earful Of This was a satirical RTE Radio comedy series which ran from about 1970 until 1979 and, unknown to me at the time, had a profound influence on me. Written by Fergus Linehan and Frank Sheeran, it … Continue reading

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Writing ‘The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley’

I started writing this play in April 2010 – later than usual in the year because of problems I was having elsewhere. I had been planning to start a different play altogether – about a man, living with his mother, … Continue reading

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Writing ‘Here Comes The Bride’

I’d had a scene in my mind for a long time where a young man was trying to tell a girl he loved her. Eventually, I built a play around it and it turned out to be the play’s final … Continue reading

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11 Productions Coming Up

The last I heard there are 11 productions of my plays being staged in the next four months. They are four productions of ‘The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley’ (Galway 1, Tipperary 2 and Westmeath 1); two productions of ‘Mother … Continue reading

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