2017 Programme / Why Not Stay for Breakfast?


Why Not Stay for Breakfast?

By Ray Cooney and George Stone. Directed by Monica Doherty

Date: Wednesday & Thursday Sept. 27 & 28
Venue: Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey

Date: October 4
Venue: Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon

Date: October 6
Venue: Ionad Teampall Chróine, An Clochán Liath/Dungloe

Date: October 8
Venue: Halla Mhuire, Gleann Choilm Cille

Time: 8pm / Cost: €12/€10

Ray Cooney, internationally acclaimed playwright and farce master, has had seventeen of his plays produced on London’s West End. His most imfamous, Run For Your Wife, ran for nine years and holds the record as the longest ever running West End comedy show.

Why Not Stay For Breakfast? is a hugely entertaining cocktail of humour, mismatches and misunderstandings. George Ennis’s calm and uncomplicated world is turned up-side-down by the arrival at his door of Louise, the young and pregnant hippie girl from the apartment upstairs, who wants away from her boyfriend and is looking to borrow money for her train fare back home. Faced with both a generation gap and a culture clash, they struggle to see eye to eye. By morning, George will never look at the world in the same way again.

In this Balor Rep production, directed by Monica Doherty, the part of George Ennis is played by Dungloe actor Kevin Gallagher, with Cathleen Bradley – one of the best comic actresses around – as Louise and Pauric Duffy as her boyfriend.

The Balor Rep’s touring show has always been a hugely popular aspect of the Festival programme. Audiences will remember last year’s hilarious Fly Me To The Moon as well as some hugely popular productions from recent years, such as Long Gone Lonesome Cowgirls, The Country Boy and Stand by Your Man – The Tammy Wynette Story. This new show promises another memorable night of brilliant acting, plenty of laughs and guaranteed entertainment.

Booking Details

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

For all Festival events, tickets will be available for purchase at the venue on the evening of the performance. To avoid disappointment, however, please plan arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the advertised showtime.

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