Upland Players present ‘When Are You Going Back’ – Upperchurch 18th & 19th March

The Upland Players present ‘When Are You Going Back’ a new comedy by Gerry Britt, in Upperchurch Community Centre 18th & 19th March. The play is about a clueless Yank searching his roots, a rural pub threatened with foreclosure, and a promising racehorse that might save the day.

The playwright, Gerry Britt, is a native of New York who traced his roots back to Upperchurch and Drombane. He is now a frequent visitor to Ireland. His book ‘Goodwill on Credit, Travels in Ireland‘ contains a number of humorous and insightful stories into his travels around Ireland. If the play is anyway as entertaining as his book, it is sure to be tremendous performance and a great night out.

The cast and crew of the Upland Players are as follows:-

Directors – Mary Harrington and Kae Ryan (The Mill)
Producer – Mairead Clancy
Set design – Joe Clancy and P.J. Harrington
Lights – Jack Looby
Bobby Ryan, American tourist – Jim Ryan, Glown
Brian Maher, local man – Billy Clancy
Paul Shanahan, horse trainer – Ged Kelleher
Nora, his girlfriend – Jodie Kennedy
Seanie Fogarty, publican – Willie Shanahan
Maureen, his wife – Joanne Ryan
Kathleen Shanahan, her sister – Teresa Hyland Corbett
Pub customers – Pakie Purcell, Brian Harty, Nora Ryan, Sinead O’Dwyer, Paddy Bourke.
Eamon Kenny, Revenue Sheriff – Joe O’Dwyer
Joan Clancy, smoking inspector – Eileen Ryan, Glown
Paudie Dooley, local genealogist – Richard Ryan, Ballyboy
Peg, his wife – Nonie Clancy
Second American tourist – Gerry Britt
A number of local musicians also make appearances.


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