The Country Girls in Sligo

Red Kettle and Garter Lane are delighted to announce the revival of their co-production of Edna O’ Brien’s The Country Girls.

Red Kettle and Garter Lane are delighted to announce the revival of their co-production of Edna O’ Brien’s The Country Girls.

The Country Girls comes to the Hawk’s Well Theatre in Sligo for two performances this Friday and Saturday, June 8 & 9 at 8pm as part of its nationwide tour.

This wonderful, wild, funny and moving story that shocked the nation on its publication in 1960 has now been written for the stage by the author. This is a truly contemporary, highly theatrical, dramatic and free-flowing telling of this classic coming of age story.

It is the early sixties in a country village in Ireland. Kate and her attractive friend Baba are on the verge of womanhood and dreaming of spreading their wings in a wider world; of discovering love and luxury and liquor and, above all, fun. With bawdy innocence, shrewd for all their inexperience, the girls romp their way through convent school to the bright lights of Dublin – where Kate finds that suave, idealised lovers rarely survive the real world.

Tickets are €24/22 concession and €20 for Friends of the theatre. To book call the Box Office on 071 916 1518 or visit The Hawk’s Well website.