Dicky Mick Dicky O’Connor is going on his holidays to Ballybunion, but before he does he’s coming back to glór one last time to arrange a few matches for the lost and lovelorn.
Using his inimitable way with words and his one sense of “devilment” and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely people and creates a marvelously colorful world, taking us back to a simpler time, when phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders.
The Matchmaker, based on the novella “Letters of a Country Matchmaker” by John B. Keane, one of Ireland’s most celebrated writers, stars Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny who together play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy.
Great performances by two great actors…… standing ovation. Joe Duffy, RTÉ
The Matchmaker is a classic that continues to entertain. The Sunday Business Post
I saw it, laughed, cried, loved it and went again. The Guardian