Moat Club goes Oriental for “The Loves of Cass”

PARDON the pun, but Paddy Travers has left no stone unturned as he prepares for the forthcoming Moat Club’s production of “The Loves of Cass McGuire”.

PARDON the pun, but Paddy Travers has left no stone unturned as he prepares for the forthcoming Moat Club’s production of “The Loves of Cass McGuire”.

Paddy tackles the role of Pat Quinn in Brian Friel’s play which runs for five nights in the Naas Theatre venue and he brought the script with him on a recent visit to China, reciting his lines on the Great Wall.

Veteran theatre man Tommy Higgins, a member of the Moat Club since 1960, and who has acted in the All-Ireland finals five times has made a directorial comeback for this popular play.

Mr. Higgins has directed numerous plays and pantomimes including almost the entire repertoire of JB Keane.

“Cast member Paddy took the opportunity on a recent trip to China, to publicise the show wherever he could The club is hopeful of a run of full houses thanks to his guerrilla PR tactics,” explained club PRO Eilish Rafferty.

The club is going through something of a Friel frenzy at the moment, having staged two plays and a tribute to the playwright last year, and taking on Dancing at Lughnasa, which will be on stage in October.

Meanwhile “Cass” stage what Eilish describes as a poignant and fragile memory play which also stars Mona Conroy, Cathy Lawlor, Moll Fullam and Ann Hurley from Tuesday 12 to Saturday 16 April. Tickets at E15 (E12 concessions) from 045 883030 or www.moattheatre.com.