Following the sold out run of Lovesong, Red ‘n Blue Theatre Company returns with Bridget O’ Connor’s award-winning comedy The Flags.
This hilarious play has been compared to a mixture of Father Ted and Martin McDonagh. The Flags centres on Howie and JJ, lifeguards on the second worst beach in Ireland, strewn with litter, a dead cow and a burnt-out car.
They have ambitions to fill the vacant lifeguard positions on the golden sands at Banna beach. However, they must first overcome an eagle-eyed inspection from their boss Brendan, who has a secret agenda of his own. The inept pair, who have lost their lifeguard manual, are thrown into further turmoil by the arrival of a mysterious young woman with surprising intentions.
When: Wed 15th June – Sat 18th June, 2022
Where: Garter Lane Arts Centre
Start time 7.30pm
Tickets: €16, €14 concessions
Recommended Age: 14+
Jenny Fennessy whose credits include Call the Midwife (BBC), Seriously Sinead? and The Doireann Project (RTE) King Lear and Cymbeline (Royal Shakespeare Company), Liola (National Theatre, London), Othello and King Lear (Theatre Royal), A Life (Finborough Theatre) The Bus (Barnstorm Theatre Company) and The Salvage Shop directed by Jim Nolan (Garter Lane).
Dylan Kennedy whose credits Lovesong (Garter Lane, Cork Arts Theatre, Civic Theatre), Katie Roche (Abbey Theatre), Hansel and Gretel (National Theatre London), Philadelphia Here I Come (Donmar Warehouse), Peter Pan (National Theatre of Scotland), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh) and All Over Town directed by Tom Creed (Project Arts Centre, Dublin).
Darragh Feehely whose credits include The Book of Names (ANU and Landmark Productions) and Almost (Full Measure Theatre). He is a recent acting graduate from the Lir Academy. His credits while training include Mark Anthony in Julius Caesar, Josh in The Antipodes, Frankie in The Unreturning, Raphael in Portia Coughlan, Dr. McCormac in The Nightingale Court and Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Sean Ahern won best supporting actor in the RTE All Ireland final for his portrayal of Mick Tracey in The Stolen Child. Sean’s credits include Bill in Lovesong (Garter Lane, Cork Arts Theatre, Civic Theatre), S.B. O’ Donnell in Philadelphia Here I Come, The Bull McCabe in The Field, Jap Kavanagh in The Kings of the Kilburn High Road, Byrne in Big Maggie and Nashie in The Quiet Land.