Watergate Theatre Kilkenny

What Would ‘Ma Say

WHAT WOULD MA SAY" …the book written by Kathleen Doyle and adapted to stage by Gerard Ronan.

Well the cast of, “What Would Ma Say”, certainly delivers hilarity and amusement while receiving lots of laughter from an amused audience. That trait the Irish have with the ability to laugh at themselves even in some of the darkest moments in life depicted throughout. A great display of a united Doyle family was stepped out on the boardwalks of many theatres to display the constant hunger and sometimes hardships throughout the lives of this 1950’s – 60’s Dublin family. 
Adapted to stage, Cast and Directed by Gerard Ronan, this brilliant performance brought Kathleen Doyle’s book of her family, to life. Most of us believe that any play can’t live up to the expectations of the book itself but in this case it certainly does. Gerard Ronan expertly plucked through Kathleen Doyle’s book and captured the essence of this family’s life. His conceptualization of the play left the audience under no illusion as to the Dublin of the 1950's – 60's. Taking us from Teddy Boy quiffs to rock N roll jives. This performance of art is a consistent natural flow, with the simple set design working so well.

 

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