AS Limerick’s hurlers get set to face Tipperary in the opening round of the Munster Championship this Sunday, the UCH hosts a timely tale of “hurleys, heroes and hang sandwiches” this Friday.
The venue plays host to The All Star Wars, a theatrical comedy that is Ireland’s first stage show to take a sideways look at the nation’s obesession with hurling.
Effectively a love-letter to the GAA and the many characters that inhabit it, the show both parodies and pays tribute to hurling, and writer and star Kevin McCormack (pictured above) was quick to note that it does not lampoon the beloved sport, rather celebrates it.
In the style of I Keano and Alone it Stands, the story follows the adventures of Hugh Cullen, the last known descendant of Cu-Chulainn, “a family man, club man and all-round lost cause”, and features audio visual appearances by Marty Morrissey, Tomas Mulcahy and Micheal O Muircheartaigh.
See The All Star Wars in the UCH this Friday, May 25 @ 8pm. Tickets €25.