Eden comes back to Moat

The Moat Club’s acclaimed production of Eugene O’Brien’s first play, Eden, returns to the Moat Theatre for two nights only, the 31st May and 1st June.

The Moat Club’s acclaimed production of Eugene O’Brien’s first play, Eden, returns to the Moat Theatre for two nights only, the 31st May and 1st June.

O’Brien, writer of the cult RTE TV series Pure Mule, attended the original run of the play in February and proclaimed it to be “a gorgeous production”. Speaking after the performance the Edenderry writer said, “It was a very well directed and acted production, which was true to the play”.

The production stars Moat Club players Sarah Gallagher and Brendan Farrell, both from Naas, as the troubled couple Billy and Breda. The play opens with Billy drinking in the golf club and plotting his seduction of young Imelda Egan. Back home, his neglected wife Breda plans her relaunch onto the town’s monotonous social scene. It’s a big weekend for the couple and as they recount the sometimes hilarious and often poignant course of events, they introduce us to a succession of colourful characters described in richly comic language, written specifically for the Midlands accent.

Tickets cost €15 (€12 concessions) and are available from the box office on 045 883030 or online at www.moattheatre.com.