Earthy humour of the matchmaker in a conservative rural society
John B Keane's empathetic portrayal of loneliness brought vividly to life
The Matchmaker; By John B Keane; Directed by Michael Scott; glór, Ennis, Co Clare; Runs at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, April 11-16 2016 (see gaietytheatre.ie/); Rating: ****
In an interview with RTÉ in 1968, John B Keane told of how a late Kerry matchmaker was responsible for “the production of about 10,000 children” due to his facility in bringing couples together.
In Sive, Keane’s explosive 1959 debut, the playwright offered a terrifying image of the...
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