Hugh Leonard's Da onstage in Laois this weekend


Hugh Leonard's Da onstage in Laois this weekend

Laois Fourth Wall Theatre Group present Da by Hugh Leonard, at the Dunamaise Arts Centre this weekend.

This very funny and tender play is set in Dublin, after the burial of Charlie’s (Joe Murphy) father.

His savaging “best friend” Oliver (Eamon Delaney) calls by, prompting the appearance of Da (Kevin Lalor-Fitzpatrick). Charlie retraces the key events of his life. As Young Charlie (Jamie Drury) he recalls his foster-mother Ma (Michelle O’Sullivan) and battles with his first boss Drumm (David Corri).

Da frustrates Young Charlie’s first sexual encounter with Mary Tate (Stasia Kilroy) and ham-fistedly explains to the Younger Charlie (Eamon Brown) the whereabouts of his mother. Da defers to Mrs Prynne to the disgust of Charlie.

Da stages at 8pm on May 25/26. Tickets are priced €16/€14.