26th March 2012 – 31st March 2012
2.30 & 7.30
Price : €15 - €39.50
Gaiety Theatre, South King Street, Dublin 2
Verdant Productions in association with Five Lamps Theatre Company present
Dear Frankie by Niamh Gleeson
Directed by David Horan
With Nuala Hayes as Frankie Byrne
Dear Frankie is the story of Frankie Byrne, Ireland’s first and RTE's iconic agony aunt. For over twenty years, Ireland tunes in, as Frankie solves the problems of a nation at lunchtime on Radio Eireann. Lovelorn teenagers, jealous husbands and concerned mammies feature in this hilarious and poignant play, Frankie considers the burning social issues of the time - all the while, concealing deep sorrows in her own life. Funny, astonishing and moving, with a cast starring the wonderful Nuala Hayes in the title role, Dear Frankie is not to be missed.
“A beautiful, smooth piece of theatre....hugely entertaining”
- John Murray RTE Radio 1
“The play stands alone as a fabulous piece of entertainment and theatre.”
- Patricia Redlich, Sunday Independent
"Dear Frankie is a homage to a lost age of great radio, when intimacy on air was something real, not faked. And it's a proud tribute to the lonely struggles of generations of Irish women."
- Irish Independent
“Nuala Hayes….captures the rich quality of Byrne’s distinctly Dublin voice in her performance in the leading role.”
- The Irish Times
Tickets are available from the Ticketmaster desk in the Dublin Discover Ireland Centre, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2 or online at www.ticketmaster.ie & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.