Canavour Players take to the stage

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

A VISIT by the dreaded mother-in-law forms the basis of a two-act comedy which opens at Ballinvreena Community Centre this weekend.

A VISIT by the dreaded mother-in-law forms the basis of a two-act comedy which opens at Ballinvreena Community Centre this weekend.

The 20-strong crew of Canavour Players have been diligently working in recent weeks on their production of Pull the Other One which is promised to raise lots of laughs from audience members.

“It is set in a town in the south of Ireland in a terraced house,” explained Willie Carr who plays the part of a neighbour,Wyls.

“I wouldn’t be giving anything away by saying that the man of the house is hosting his mother-in-law. And if you were picking mothers-in-law, you wouldn’t be picking her,” he laughed.

The seven-strong cast began working on the Norman Robbins play last October.

The decision to choose a comedy this year was taken as a result of the positive feedback they have received from audiences in the past.

“We find from experience that the majority of people who come to us prefer something like that,” Willie explained.

“They say ‘life is dreary enough and we want to get away from it all for an hour or two’,” continued Willie who hails from Martinstown.

The cast also includes Noreen Quish, Mags O’Sullivan, and TJ Carr - all from Martinstown, Trudy Reardon, Knocklong, Diarmuid McIntyre, Kilfinane and Mike O’Reilly from Ballinvreena.

Pull the Other One opens this Thursday night and runs until Sunday, February 3.

It will run again on Wednesday, February 6, until Sunday February 10.

Doors open at 8.30pm.

“We don’t do bookings – it is first come, first served,” said Willie.