Sunday July 12, 2020

Mildewed Moll starts to show her age

1st February, 2015
Clare Barrett, Damian Kearney, Des Keogh and Patrick McDonnell in Moll at the Gaiety.

In one respect at least, Moll was a play ahead of its time. More than two decades before Father Ted, John B Keane saw the comic potential in a presbytery with three priests struggling to control their domineering housekeeper. Essentially, however, this jaunty Gaiety show is a period piece – full of gently irreverent humour, but a little too lightweight to really satisfy.

The curtain rises on a chintzy living room in Killarney, where amiable...

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