Humour and drama in Dig at the Riverbank

Seamus O’Rourke has become well known in the theatre world for tackling serious contemporary social issues through humour and some very quirky, but recognisable rural Irish characters.

Seamus O’Rourke has become well known in the theatre world for tackling serious contemporary social issues through humour and some very quirky, but recognisable rural Irish characters.

Dig, which comes to the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge this Friday, May 9, is no different… In some parts of rural Ireland graves are still dug by friends and neighbours of the deceased and not by professional gravediggers.

This play is about that ritual, and about things that never get said between men - men who played sport together, men who would die for one another, men who would do anything for the ‘cause’ and yet keep their real thoughts a secret to the grave.

O’Rourke himself revisits one of his finest roles as Big Tom O’Donnell.

The performance starts at 8pm and tickets are €16. Call 045 448327 to book.