Play by Clane man at the Riverbank

A play that appearing at the Riverbank in February and which features one of the stars of Love/Hate was written by a Clane man.

A play that appearing at the Riverbank in February and which features one of the stars of Love/Hate was written by a Clane man.

Robert Massey is the writer behind ‘Chancers’ which takes a hilarious look at the heart of the recession and its ruinous impact on the lives of three people who had blossomed in the glow of the Celtic Tiger, but are now facing financial collapse.

Mr. Massey will also be well known to local theatre audiences as one of the very talented mainstays of the high-achieving Prosperous Dramatic Society.

Robert won the best actor at the all Ireland 3-Act and 1-Act finals this year. It’s not the first play he has written or which has been produced.

“My last play Rank had a great run in Los Angeles this year,” Robert told the Leinster Leader.. “And there are really high hopes for Chancers play based on the response we got in October in Dublin when it sold out completely.”

Chancers takes us to the heart of the recession and its ruinous impact on the lives of three people who had blossomed in the glow of the Celtic Tiger, but are now facing financial collapse.

But, opportunity suddenly knocks and redemption seems to be suddenly within reach, as a real but risky chance to save them from disaster presents itself.

At times hilarious, at other times tense and taut, Chancers poses the question - will the characters take their big chance?

The play stars Mary Murray (Love/ Hate) , Andrew Murray (Tuesdays With Morrie), Luke Griffin (the Mario Rosenstock Show) and Anne Brogan (The Tailor & Ansty).

It will appear in the Riverbank on Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15.