A Holy Show

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Updated: November 26th, 2019

Verdant Productions presents

A Holy Show

Written & Directed by Janet Moran

Starring Roseanna Purcell & Mark Fitzgerald

Belltable | Friday January 31st (preview) & Saturday, February 1st | 8pm

Tickets: €15 (preview) €18/€16

Post-show discussion with cast on Saturday, Feb 1st

A nostalgic comedy based on a very Irish hijacking of the 1981 Aer Lingus plane by an ex-Trappist monk with a bottle of water as his weapon, the Pope as his nemesis, and a burning desire to know The Third Secret of Fatima.

A Holy Show  takes us back to 1981 and brings us on board the ill-fated Aer Lingus flight EI 164 from Dublin to London. The show follows the passengers and crew as this most Irish of hijackings unfolds.

Following on from the critical success of Edinburgh Fringe & Dublin Fringe, A Holy Show is now on tour throughout Ireland.

This wonderful production is high energy and takes audiences on a whirl wind of a comic journey with both actors playing multiple characters at breakneck speed. The sharp, insightful script delivers a laugh a minute alongside a revealing and probing understanding of faith in Ireland, both in the 80’s and today.

Supported by The Arts Council.

✭✭✭✭ The List
Gloriously comic and unexpectedly thoughtful …it carries you off to places you didn’t think it would go.
✭✭✭✭ Edinburgh Reporter
This is a very funny script that really really entertained the audience who lapped up this original piece of work.
✭✭✭✭ Brithishtheatre.com
Full of energy and insight, this is a delightful and entertaining show which is remarkable in being Moran’s solo writing and directing debut.
✭✭✭✭ The Upcoming
Janet Moran’s production deserves nothing less than admiration… injecting her own brand of heart and humour, she puts a truly imaginative spin on this nostalgic real-life adaptation. The characters are well-written… which showcase a remarkable versatility…. they tease out both laughter and genuinely moving moments from the script
✭✭✭✭ The Arts Review
Airplane meets Hall’s Pictorial Weekly …will have you cracking a rib with laughter…. Only in Ireland could you get a hijacking this ridiculous. Or this hilarious. Or this much fun.
No More Workhorse
The audience last night was completely enchanted by the play …Not to be missed.

• Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
• No exchanges or refunds.
• Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call our box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
• No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
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Fri 31 Jan
Sat 01 Feb