Bottom Dog back with ‘Four War Plays’ readings

Limerick actor Actor Kevin Kiely Jnr, pictured here with Nora Rodriguez, is featuring in a reading of Journey's End for Bottom Dog
BOTTOM Dog theatre company continue their annual series of rehearsed readings this Sunday.

BOTTOM Dog theatre company continue their annual series of rehearsed readings this Sunday.

The four readings - three Sundays in November and a Monday in December - will mark the centenary of World War One with Four War Plays.

First up this Sunday, under the astute direction of Bottom Dog ensemble member John Anthony Murphy, is R C Sherriff’s Journey’s End, in the drawing room at No. 1 Pery Square.

The piece will feature a cast of ten, including Martin Maguire, Nigel Mercier, Kevin Kiely Jr and Bottom Dog founders Myles Breen and Liam O’Brien.

George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House will be staged on November 16, Noel Coward’s Post Mortem on November 23 and Not About Heroes by Stephen MacDonald in December.

Liam O’Brien said the company, who produced the wonderful Bachelor of Killkish this year and What Happened Bridgie Cleary last year “are as determined as ever to make theatre consistently in Limerick”.

“This year our 6th rehearsed readings series confirms our commitment to presenting plays that audiences want to engage with. Great texts and writers they may never get the chance to see or performed otherwise,” he added.