Friday & Saturday, 16th & 17th February 2024, @8pm
Hilarious Irish playwright, Tommy Marren (‘It’s The Real McCoy’, ‘3 Hail Marys’, ‘Nobody’s Talking To Me’) brings another night of rip-roaring comedy to Ballina Arts Centre with his new play Matches and Old Flames. Deciding to find love for her two confirmed bachelor sons, Joe and Pat, Maureen Corcoran answers an advert on their behalf in the
Ireland’s Own magazine where two equally mature ladies, Daisy and Rose, are on the lookout for romance. Will matches be struck or could someone get burned by an old flame?
It’s the brand new Irish comedy play by Tommy Marren – writer of ‘It’s The Real McCoy, ‘3 Hail Mary’s’ and ‘Nobody’s Talking To Me’ – and it promises audiences another night of rip-roaring comedy.
Maureen Corcoran decides to find love for her two maturing sons (Joe and Pat) who have no interest in marriage. She spots an advertisement in the Ireland’s Own magazine where two equally ‘mature’ ladies (Daisy and Rose) are on the lookout for romance and without consulting her sons Maureen invites the ladies to come and inspect the ‘talent’ for themselves!
However, Joe and Pat hatch an intricate plan that will surely scare the ladies off – or will it? It’s just one hilarious catastrophe after another as no obstacle is going to put Daisy and Rose off the ‘scent’!
Get ready for wall-to-wall comedy with rare diseases, tongue twisters, a missing wife, an overdue eternity ring, a ‘dodgy’ sponge cake and news of an old flame all adding to the mayhem and madness – not to mention the ‘sting in the tail’ at the very end!
Will Matches be struck or could someone get burned by an Old Flame?
Starring Tommy Marren, Eileen Slevin, Pat Feeley, Mary Marren, Kieran Brennan and Mary Barry this is one night of comedy where love is put to the test like never before!