The Love-Hungry Farmer at The Source Thurles

Love and misadventure in ruralIreland


Set in rural Irelandin the 1950’s, The Love-Hungry Farmer is a play about John Bosco McLane who, through a series of misfortunes and missed opportunities, has spectacularly failed to lose his virginity. This 56 year-old desperate bachelor lives alone in his dilapidated, neglected tiny cottage and craves companionship.


John Bosco decides to make contact with a professional matchmaker Dicky Mick Dicky O’Connor to help him avail of the services but finding someone in the isolated community of Bannabeen proves to be quite difficult, the previous chances for love that have presented themselves have all culminated in hilarious and humiliating ends.


Highly acclaimed actor, Des Keogh has taken John B. Keane’s Letters from a Love-Hungry Farmer and lovingly (pardon the pun!) adapted it into what is now a legendary one-man show. It swings expertly from comedy to tragedy; outrageously funny while at the same time deeply moving. Keogh is renowned for his stellar performance in The Love-Hungry Farmer – a true John B. Keane treat,


‘Des Keogh is superb. A consummate actor wedded to a skilled raconteur, the wine he offers is vintage’ Irish Times


‘Fiercely serious and bruisingly hilarious’ New York Times


Saturday 12th May 8pm, tickets €18/16 concession


Why not make a night of it and come early to enjoy a meal or bar bites at The Source Café from 7pm? Ring Matt on 0504-58858 for more details. The Source Bar will be open from 7pm.




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