BEWLEY'S CAFE THEATRE @ POWERSCOURT IS PROUD TO PRESENT...
THE CONFIRMATION SUIT
by Brendan Behan
Adapted for the stage by Peter Sheridan
Performed by Gary Cooke
Brendan Behan is twelve years old and about to make his confirmation. It is a coming of age moment for all Catholic boys, full of excitement and promise. That’s how it is for Brendan until he learns that his suit is to be made by an elderly seamstress, Miss McCann, who lives upstairs in their tenement house.
Miss McCann specialises in making shrouds for the dead. As Brendan’s father Stephen remarks,”people are only dying to get into one of her creations.” It is not a good omen. Brendan is terrified that his suit will be anything but fashionable and he lives in dread of what he may be forced to wear on his big day.
As the story unfolds, the young Brendan becomes more and more agitated. In the end we know that something has to give. The question is whether Brendan will hold it all together or implode.
Written in 1962, just two short years before Behan's death, the Confirmation Suit is filled with humour, insight and pathos. It is a story that still resonates today, more than fifty years after its composition.
This is a stage adaptation not to be missed.
BEWLEY’S CAFÉ THEATRE @ POWERSCOURT
We have moved!
Powerscourt Townhouse is directly behind Bewley's Cafe. Walk all the way down Johnson's Court (the lane to the right of Bewley's), the door to Powerscourt is directly in front of you. Take the stairs or lift to the theatre on the top floor. BOOKING for all shows remains the same: www.bewleyscafetheatre.com or 0868784001.
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