World Premiere of Maeve Binchy's 'Minding Frankie'

Fiona Heavey

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Fiona Heavey

World Premiere of Maeve Binchy's 'Minding Frankie'

The Backstage Theatre in Longford is thrilled to be bringing the world premiere of Maeve Binchy’s “Minding Frankie” to the Midlands.

This is the first time that Binchy’s work has been adapted for the stage and the tour, which opened in Dublin earlier this month, has been a huge hit with audiences and critics alike.

This is an excellent opportunity for book clubs to see the words they read and the characters they envisage transformed to life before their eyes. As such the theatre are offering a special discount to Book Clubs across the region who wish to see the show, as well as a post-show chat with the cast.

Adapted for the stage by Shay Linehan and directed by Peter Sheridan, brother of Jim Sheridan, Minding Frankie is a family love story, full of Maeve Binchy’s trademark wisdom, warmth, and humour.

Noel Lynch is struggling with an alcohol addiction, when he gets a call from Stella, a girlfriend with whom he shared a drunken weekend. Stella is having Noel’s child; she is also dying from cancer. Noel must raise their daughter, Frankie.

Social worker, Moira Tierney, has other ideas, and is prepared to do battle for custody of the child.

In order to prevail, Noel must prove that he can fill a woman’s shoes, break all the stereotypes, and become the best mother that he can be.

Starring Clare Barrett and Steve Blount 'Minding Frankie' comes to Backstage Theatre for one night only on Friday, November 11 at 8pm

Visit: www.backstage.ie