It’s a Wonderful Bleedin’ Life Returns to the Powerscourt Theatre
BEWLEY’S CAFÉ THEATRE @ POWERSCOURT is proud to present…
IT’S A WONDERFUL bleedin’ LIFE
Written and directed by Gary Duggan
Starring Stephen Kelly and Gerard Byrne (Fair City)
A re-imagining of the original heart-warming story set in our very own Dublin city!
This familiar festive story by Philip Van Doren Stern tells the tale of a good man driven to the brink of suicide on Christmas Eve, when a guardian angel approaches and shows him a world without his existence.
This December, Gary Duggan brings his trademark contemporary style to this adaptation of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. We find ourselves at The Summit Inn in Howth where we meet Georgie Travers, on edge at last orders on Christmas Eve. The barman has disappeared to pull down the shutters, leaving Georgie with just one other straggler. Oddball Laurence won’t let Georgie finish his last pint in peace, working hard to convince his new bar buddy that Georgie’s life till now has not been one monstrous disappointment for all involved. And there’s a better possible future for Georgie than his own planned moonlit stroll to the cliff walk.
Gary Duggan is the award-winning author of MONGED, and SHIBARI (Abbey Theatre) as well as a successful screenwriter with work including AMBER and FAIR CITY for RTE.
‘Duggan’s hometown touch makes it entertaining and moving… Byrne’s bravura performance as the angel… (carries) the show along to its triumphant conclusion’
IRISH THEATRE MAGAZINE
BOOKING for all shows: www.bewleyscafetheatre.com or 0868784001.
December 1st – December 21st, 2015.
Mon-Sat at 1pm (doors open at 12.50pm)
Tickets: Low-price Mondays €8, Tues – Thurs €10, Fri – Sat €12.
Light Lunch available €4.
BOOKING: 086-8784001 / www.bewleyscafetheatre.com