GBL Productions are pleased to present Fly Me to the Moon – a rip-roaring black comedy from the pen of one of Northern Ireland’s best-loved playwrights.
Written by Marie Jones, (Stones in His Pockets, Dancing Shoes – the George Best Story) this exciting play delighted both critics and audiences alike when it played to packed out houses in Belfast’s Grand Opera House, Waterfron Hall, Belfast and 59E59 Theatre, New York. Marie Jones returns to form in writing her most brilliant comedy since Stones In His Pockets.
Fly Me to the Moon is the timely tale of two women struggling in today’s tough economic climate and just how far they will go to make ends meet.
Frances is a hard-nosed cynic with a dry wit and a keen eye for ever scam like her wayward son Jason, while Loretta is a soft-hearted soul who is a complete innocent abroad. Together they care for Davy – a lonely old man whose greatest loves are Frank Sinatra and the races. When Davy dies on the day his horse finally comes in, his two carers are faced with a moral dilemma which threatens to tear their lives - and their friendship - apart.
Full of sly humour and poignant moments, Fly Me to the Moon shines a spotlight on the lives of some of society’s most underpaid and undervalued workers. It also explores the plight of today’s elderly in an increasingly segregated and uncaring world. With Marie’s zinger-filled script and stellar cast, this is a significant new work which tugs the heartstrings while simultaneously tickling your funny bone.
The New York Times
‘‘MOON’ SHINES - GREAT FUN WITH A WONDERFUL CAST! TERRIFIC!’
New York Post
‘TERRIFIC PERFORMANCES - DESPERATELY FUNNY!’
New York Daily News
‘HYSTERICAL - THOROUGHLY WINNING PERFORMANCES AND TERRIFIC CHEMISTRY!’
‘FUNNY AND RICHLY DETAILED - JONES HAS A MARVELOUS EAR FOR DIALECT!’
‘JUST PLAIN FUN - 107 MINUTES OF SMART, ENJOYABLE THEATER!’
‘HILARIOUS - A SCREWBALL PLOT, TERRIFIC CAST AND PERFECT PACING COULD CAUSE WHIPLASH IF YOU DON’T HOLD ONTO YOUR ARMRESTS!’
‘A SOARING FARCE - TRIUMPHANTLY FUNNY! AN EDGY, HILARIOUS NEW COMEDY!’
‘NON-STOP ON-STAGE HILARITY - AN UNREMITTINGLY FUNNY MORALITY TALE!’
|Mullingar Arts Centre||10th September 2013|
|Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford||11th September 2013|
|Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow||12th September 2013|
|Watergate, Kilkenney||13th September 2013|
|Source, Thurles||14th September 2013|
|Roscommon Arts Centre||18th September 2013|
|Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire||19th and 20th September 2013|
|Glor, Ennis||21st September|
|Town Hall Theatre, Galway||25th - 28th September 2013|
|Civic Theatre, Tallaght||1st - 5th October 2013||Book|
|Linen Hall, Castlebar||8th October 2013||Book|
|Draoicth, Blanchardstown||9th October 2013||Book|
|Solstice, Navan||10th October 2013||Book|
|Ramor Theatre, Navan||11th & 12th October 2013||Book|
|Hawks Well, Sligo||17th October 2013||Book|
|An Grianan, Letterkenney||19th & 20th October 2013||Book|