John B Kean’s Classic Big Maggie To Be Brought To Life On Birr Stage

The story of Big Maggie Polpin and her attempts to keep her family together after the death of her husband is an enduring theatre favourite.


The John B Keane classic will be brought to life at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Saturday 29 April by Laois’ newest theatre group, Fourth Wall Laois Theatre Group, consisting of new and experienced talent.


Everyone wants a part of Big Maggie and her property but she has other issues. The dialogue crackles with hilarious, caustic putdowns as the indomitable Maggie deals with her feckless family and unwanted suitors.

John B Kean's Classic Big Maggie To Be Brought To Life On Birr Stage

Big Maggie by John B. Keane coming to Birr Theatre and Arts Centre

John B Keane’s wonderful creation of a rural Irish matriarch ranks with Juno, Mommo and Molly Bloom as one of the great female creations of 20thcentury Irish literature.


Big Maggie, Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Saturday 29 April, 8pm. €14/12 (Student Rate: €10). Tickets: Box Office (057) 91 22911


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