Sunday July 12, 2020

Mildewed Moll starts to show her age

1st February, 2015
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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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