2019 Programme / The Housekeeper


The Housekeeper

Written by Maura Logue. Performed by Maura Logue and David Ison


Date: Friday, September 27
Venue: Atlantic Aparthotel, Bundoran
Time: 8.30pm • Cost: €10

Date: Thursday-Friday, October 3-4
Venue: McIntyre’s Bar, Ballyshannon
Time: 8.30pm • Cost: €10

Echoes of Brian Friel’s oft explored fading Big House grandeur, are present in the themes and narrative of Maura Logue’s new play, The Housekeeper. Set in 1960s South West Donegal, the twilight years of a bygone era are observed through the eyes of live-in housekeeper, Áine McBride, long in the service of the fictional Burke family.

Performed by Maura, accompanied by composer and guitarist David Ison, The Housekeeper opens the door to memories of a time in Ireland, when the power of stories, music and family was looked for and loved. Maura’s Áine lets us into her life, fills us with her hopes and dreams and thrills us with the pain of lost love.

Maura Logue is an actor, playwright, theatre director and producer from Donegal. She has created many memorable theatre works for the Festival, often on a theme of strong women from times past. Recent highlights have included Síle Molloy (2018), Mother Loss (2016) and Anna Katherine Kelly (2012).

David Ison is an Amerian composer, guitarist and singer, now living in Donegal. He issued his highly successful series of Chakra Sound System compositions in 2012. Earlier this year, he recorded a CD of new compositions, Behind The Mask, a series of works in response to the writings of W. B. Yeats.

Booking Details

Tickets for this event are available at the relevant venues above.

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