‘Ride On’ stops off in Carrigallen

Victor Maguire is back with ‘Ride On!’ by Seamus O’Rourke in the Cornmill Theatre, Carrigallen December 11- 13.

Victor Maguire is back with ‘Ride On!’ by Seamus O’Rourke in the Cornmill Theatre, Carrigallen December 11- 13.

A Honda 50 bike-run forms the background for this hilarious new play by Carrigallen playwright, Seamus O’Rourke.

Five members of the Drumkarren Honda club sit waiting on a wet day in an old shed in Cavan, ready to embark on a Honda 50 bike ride for charity. The other twenty members are “stuck” in a pub in Killeshandra! Their host for the day is a local Cavan farmer, Victor Maguire, who eats grape fruit for breakfast and is perhaps not as harmless as they think. A lot can happen in a shed in Cavan on a wet day with a few dodgy characters and a Honda called Hilda!

Ride On! is about rural communities, local newspapers, local radio, local gossip and the BOOM that is now a BUST.

After wowing audiences in Cavan and Leitrim in Autumn 2011, this funny and insightful play returns to Carriglann on a nationwide tour, led by the award winning Nomad Theatre Network in association with Livin’ Dred Theatre Company and directed by Padraic McIntyre.

Seamus O’ Rourke, writer and actor, stars in this production alongside a stalwart cast of John Olohan (The Clinic, Ballykissangel, The Tudors, Glenroe, Fr. Ted), Deirdre Monaghan (Fair City, Batchelors Walk, Whistleblower, The Clinic) Pa Ryan (Pure Mule, Trivia, The Whistleblower, Game of Thrones), Ian Lloyd Anderson (The Clinic, Raw, Love/Hate) and Clare Monnelly (Moone Boy for Sky 1)

After the three dates in Carrigallen, the production moves on to Roscommon Arts Centre December 14 -15.

Also this Wednesday, December 5 Seamus O’Rourke brings the hilarious ‘For Club and County’ to the Corn Mill Theatre in aid of Carrigallen Gun Club. Booking: (049) 4339612 or bookings@cornmilltheatre.com