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"Airplane meets Hall’s Pictorial Weekly… Have you cracking a rib with laughter. Only in Ireland could you get a hijacking this ridiculous. Or this hilarious. Or this much fun." The Arts Review
"Ennis and Moy are a dream team... They physically inhabit each new character at breakneck speed making each one completely believable and unique... The audience last night was completely enchanted by the play. Not to be missed." No More Workhorse
"Lovingly made, giddily nostalgic comedy… An enviable team of collaborators seizes every opportunity for embellishment, from earthy comic turns to absurd religious visitations to slick stage effects." The Irish Times
Verdant Productions present
Dates: 25 Jul - 26 Jul
Show Time: 7.30pm
When Airplane meets Father Ted.
A new comedy based on the 1981 hijacking of an 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.
Step on the plane with us and experience this most Irish of hijackings. There’ll be music, nostalgia, heroism, praying, visions, romance (maybe) sex (maybe) a special appearance by Our Lady (definitely). There’ll even be a miracle. I swear.
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Duration: 60 mins
Director: Janet Moran
Original Lighting Design: Sinead Wallace
Original Set & Costume Design: Molly O’Cathain
Sound Design: Ivan Birthistle
AV Design: Neil O’Driscoll
Choreographer: Bryan Burroughs
Verdant Productions was founded by Donal Shiels in 2011. The company produces and promotes theatre, music and outdoor events in Ireland and abroad.
Recent productions: Brothers of the Brush by Jimmy Murphy (on tour), Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo (US Tour, The Gaiety Theatre, Irish Tour), Copper Face Jack’s The Musical by Paul Howard (The Olympia Theatre), Trainspotting by Irvine Welch (The Olympia Theatre), Signatories at Kilmainham Gaol & The Olympia Theatre, directed by Patrick Mason (co-production with UCD), The Weir by Conor McPherson directed by Andrew Flynn (Pavilion Theatre & on tour), The Kings of The Kilburn High Road by Jimmy Murphy directed by Padraic McIntyre (The Gaiety Theatre); and Agrippina by Handel for Irish Youth Opera (Dublin Fringe Festival at O’Reilly Theatre).
A Holy Show by Janet Moran was originally created and produced by Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre.
It was funded through an Arts Council of Ireland Theatre Project Award. Script and Play Development co-commissioned by Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre (Bray) and Pavilion Theatre (Dun Laoghaire) and also supported by the Centre Culturel Irlandais (Paris) and Fishamble: New Play Clinic.
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