God Bless This Child At The Source Arts Centre, Thurles

PATRICK TALBOT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

GOD BLESS THIS CHILD-FIRST CONFESSIONS ARE THE HARDEST!

Adapted for the stage and directed by Patrick Talbot

 

After it’s hugely successful first run last summer God Bless the Child stops off at The Source Arts Centre as part of an extensive national tour.

God Bless This Child At The Source Arts Centre, Thurles

God Bless This Child – First Confessions are the hardest at the Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Tipperary

The short stories of Cork born Frank O’Connor are universally regarded as being classics of their kind. Three of those funniest stories: My Oedipus Complex, The Genius and First Confession are brought together within a single full-length play, which will provide a hugely entertaining and uplifting night of theatre.

 

The stories, all told from the perspective of young boys, are thought to be loosely autobiographical, drawing on aspects of O’Connor’s own early life in Cork. In ‘My Oedipus Complex’ is about a young boy who had pride of place in his mother’s affections only to feel usurped by the return of an absent father and the arrival of a new baby.

 

Meanwhile Larry, a self-declared ‘sissy’ whose passions include opera is the star of ‘The Genius’.

At the tender age of five he feels very much misunderstood and considers there to be a general lack of appreciation for his intellectual abilities.

 

Lastly there is young Jackie who having harbored thoughts of killing his grandmother is understandably apprehensive on the approach of his First Confession. O’Connor captures tenderly but with great humour the perspectives of these three young boys.

 

Richly evocative of Ireland in the early decades of the 20th Century, funny and moving and featuring memorable performances, God Bless The Child – First Confessions are the Hardest  is a must see. Starring: Ciaran Bermingham, Shane Casey & Gary Murphy

 

‘A laugh from the moment the adult actors come on stage wearing short pants. This is a highly entertaining adaptation of three of O Connor’s funniest stories’ Irish Examiner

 

 

GOD BLESS THIS CHILD-FIRST CONFESSIONS ARE THE HARDEST!

The Source Arts Centre Thurles

Friday 27 May @ 8pm

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