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Callaghan's Place returns to Leitrim

Fiona Heavey

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Fiona Heavey

Callaghan's Place returns to Leitrim

Beezneez perform Callaghan's Place

A Beezneez Theatre Company visit to The Dock Arts Centre is always welcome but when they come with a revival of what many consider to be John McDwyer’s finest play, it is a visit not to be missed.


Callaghan’s Place is the second part of John McDwyer’s Leitrim Trilogy and following the hugely successful revival of Lovely Leitrim in 2016, it was inevitable that calls would go out for a revival tour of Callaghan’s Place.
Callaghan’s Place was a massive success when premiered in 2003 and was toured three times by the company including sold out, week long appearances in London and in Newcastle for the Irish Arts Festival there.
It has since become a staple of amateur theatre and has been performed all over Ireland.
In Callaghan’s Place, Paul and Mary Dolan struggle to come to terms with the departure of their only child, Frances, to study at university. 


A mysterious Englishman arrives in their midst and his blossoming friendship with the daughter creates tension and ultimately leads to tragedy as neighbours Pat Kelly and Annie Jackson fail to stem the tide of Paul’s anger and suspicion.
For all the seriousness of the underlying themes, Callaghan’s Place is peppered with scenes of outrageous humour and laugh out loud situations. An all-star Beezneez cast which includes Michael Roper, Peter Davey and Margaret Kilcoyne ensure an evening of unmissable theatre.


Callaghan’s Place comes to The Dock tonight, Wed October 31 to Saturday, November 3 tickets at 071 9650828 or www.thedock.ie


The play also shows at Roscommon Arts Centre on Tuesday November 6, The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton on Friday November 9 and Hawks Well Theatre, Sligo on Wednesday November 21.