Following rapturous audience responses in all venues on tour, the Beezneez Theatre Company tour of Johnnie’s Britches ends its Summer tour when it plays in The Dock, Carrick from August 8 - 11 at 8.30pm.
Described by Artistic Director, John McDwyer, as being as old as himself, Johnnie’s Britches is a charming Irish comedy which the company has discovered to be full of laughs and has turned out to be another massive summer hit for the company, having already delighted audiences in Virginia, Tallaght, Sligo, Roscommon, Longford and Castlebar.
Written by Athlone teacher, PG O’Dea, Johnnies Britches was a runaway hit when first produced in the 1940’s and Beezneez bring their distinctive production values to this gentle comedy of another time. It was brought to the attention of Beezneez by the late author’s daughter and was quickly identified as a play with the same qualities as A Wake in the West which was an enormous Beezneez hit.
Directed by John McDwyer, Johnnie’s Britches features local actor Mick O’Rourke, making his Beezneez debut along with regular, Valerie Traynor and a night of rollicking fun is guaranteed.
Set in the Rennan farmhouse where, anxious to be rid of their accident prone servant girl, Ned and Bridget are willing to allow her to be married to almost anybody, including Johnnie (britches notwithstanding). However an unexpected letter from America throws all plans into confusion and it is left to Johnnie himself to untangle the web of conundrums that ensue. This laughter filled comedy is another guaranteed ‘Good Night Out’ from Beezneez. If you liked A Wake in the West, you’ll love Johnnies Britches. All Beezneez performances sell out in The Dock so immediate booking is essential. The box office number is 071 9650828 or you can book online at www.thedock.ie