Bookworms comes to the Belltable from Feb 28 to March 4. Photo: Katie Dowling
By popular demand everyone’s favourite book club reforms for more wine, cheese and outrageous revelations, as the hugely successful Bookworms by Bernard Farrell comes to The Belltable.
Tonight’s book club host, Ann, is struggling to stay calm, desperate to deliver the perfect evening of literary classics and late-night canapés. But when the all-female group invite their husbands to join the club, and a mysterious figure pays a visit from upstairs, everyone is forced to contend with a lot more than just Virginia Woolf.
Opinions are challenged; suspicions aroused and tempers flare as their daily lives unravel into a saga to rival even the wildest fiction.
Bookworms is a sharp and hilarious examination of contemporary Ireland set in a Book Club at the height of the Recession. A decision has been taken to allow husbands to be part of this “last bastion of female exclusivity” and the resulting clash not only exposes hidden live, deceptions and indiscretions but highlights social and financial misadventures that had long been swept under the carpet.
Director Jim Culleton returns with this hugely entertaining play by celebrated playwright Bernard Farrell (I Do Not Like Thee, Doctor Fell, Canaries and Lovers at Versailles) in an evening of wine and cheese, mystery and mayhem.
‘Bernard Farrell’s Bookworms is the perfect night out for a group. It is a tour-de-force of heartfelt comedy and social satire. Not to be missed’ – Ciara O’Brien, Oxygen.ie.
‘Punchy and resonant, Bookworms is laugh-out-loud entertainment’ – Nicola Cooke, The Sunday.
Bookworms will be playing The Belltable from Tuesday, February 28 – Saturday, March 4 at 8 pm
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