Minding Frankie

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Updated: January 1st, 2018

Breda Cashe Productions presents

Maeve Binchy’s

Minding Frankie

Directed by Peter Sheridan

Adapted for the stage by Shay Linehan

Starring Steve Blount and Clare Barrett


Lime Tree Theatre | Tue, May 1st – Thur, May 3rd | 8pm | €20/€18

Photography by http://adrianlangtry.com

Minding Frankie is a family love story by one of Ireland’s most popular writers. Full of Maeve Binchy’s trademark wisdom, warmth, and humour, the hugely popular novel has now been adapted for the stage.

Noel is struggling to be the best mother he can.

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 than he can be. Along the way, he discovers that it takes a village to rear a child, or at least a street.

Maeve Binchy is one of those rare writers –  like Dickens, Wilde, Shaw, Behan –  whose work springs from their larger-than-life personalities. More so than other writers, their unique voices are captured in their work. This production of Minding Frankie once again makes Maeve’s voice available to all those who love her, and to those who will come to love her.


“ Best night in the theatre in a long while” Gay Byrne

“With its gentle, involving nature and its warm comic performances, Minding Frankie…….draws applause and gasps throughout “   The Irish Times

“Imaginative…Huge charm….A winning duo” Sunday Independent

“Barrett and Blount…competing for the best comic timing in the business” The Sunday Times

“Outstanding character actors…deliver the goods to perfection” Irish Mail on Sunday

“Wonderful…Charming…Perfect for Binchy fans” Red Curtain review

  • 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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