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THE QUIET LAND by Malachy McKenna
April 07 - May 19, 2017
Time: Various

Des Keogh and Derry Power are taking one of our most popular shows ever ON THE ROAD!
Patrick Talbot Productions presents...

The Bewley’s Café Theatre production of

THE QUIET LAND

By Malachy McKenna

Directed by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh
Starring Des Keogh and Derry Power



Two elderly farmers, Eamon and Nashee, meet at a gate on a remote hillside. These men are old friends, old rivals, old neighbours. They are men of heart, of humour, of hardness. Their conversation is a throwback to a gentler time, when silence was as telling as declaration, and meaning was more often found between the lines than on them.

But there's nothing gentle about today's conversation. In facing the bitter reality of their remote defiance, Eamon and Nashee have grown fearful and desperate. Now they are forced to confront each other with some heartbreaking truths that test their friendship to its limit. After today, will they ever again talk on this hillside?

'The Quiet Land' is a celebration of the humour, resilience and endearing innocence of an exiled generation as it struggles to survive in the isolated rural Ireland of today. It is Malachy McKenna's heartfelt tribute to a rare breed of forgotten men who live a long way in off the road.

‘Two quietly epic performances from Des Keogh and Derry Power... are heartbreakingly effective... Don't miss it’ Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent

‘Keogh and Power are of an age that that marches in step with their characters, but their performances read movingly between cantankerous lines, delivering humour and valour, warmth and vulnerability as they wait, not like Beckett’s tramps for Godot, but for their inevitable winter’ **** Glasgow Herald

‘Des Keogh and Derry Power deliver a glorious, perfectly-pitched pair of performances.... a picture of the world we live in that is sharp, telling, surprisingly complete, and very troubling indeed’ **** The Scotsman

NOW ON 2017 NATIONAL TOUR

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Friday, April 7th Mullingar Arts Centre

Tues, April 11th – Thurs, 13th Cork Arts Theatre

Weds, April 19th –Fri, 21st Mill Theatre, Dundrum

Wed, April 26th Hawkswell, Sligo

Fri, April 28th Source, Thurles

Sat, April 29th Carnegie, Kenmare

Wed, May 3rd Roscommon Arts Centre

Thurs, May 4th Linen Hall, Castlebar

Fri, May 5th Tain, Dundalk

Sat, May 6th Draoicht Blanchardstown

Weds, May 10th Axis, Ballymun

Thurs, May 11th Opera House Studio, Wexford

Fri, May 12th Birr Theatre

Sat, May 13th Iontas, Castleblaney

Tues, May 16th Town Hall, Galway

Wed, May 17th Backstage Longford

Thurs, May 18th Riverbank Newbridge

Fri, May 19th Solstice Navan

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