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In the Middle of the Fields - Joan Sheehy pictured above, in association with Geoff Gould of Blood in the Alley Theatre Company, will present Mary Lavin’s, In The Middle of The Fields live from Wednesday, July 7th to July 11th In the Middle of the Fields - Joan Sheehy pictured above, in association with Geoff Gould of Blood in the Alley Theatre Company, will present Mary Lavin’s, In The Middle of The Fields live from Wednesday, July 7th to July 11th

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Live theatre is finally back with In the Middle of the Fields

Live theatre is finally back with In the Middle of the Fields

Live theatre is finally back with Joan Sheehy, in association with Geoff Gould of Blood in the Alley Theatre Company, will present Mary Lavin’s, In The Middle of The Fields live from Wednesday, July 7th to July 11th at 8pm.

Which will be happening, but in the middle of an actual field, amid the lush grasslands of south Co Limerick. 

Starring Kathy Rose O’Brien, Mark O’Regan and Seamus Moran, this groundbreaking production opens on Wednesday, July 7th, in an open-sided tent, in the shadow of the historic walls of Kilmallock. Director Joan Sheehy will be joined by a talented, award winning creative team, Paul Keogan, lighting and set, Colin Dunne, movement direction, original music by composer Tom Lane, performed by virtuoso accordionist Dermot Dunne.   

Audiences can expect a unique atmospheric experience that harks back to the theatre fit-up tradition of the 1940s ands 1950s, but with  a vivid, contemporary staging.

The evocative story centres around a young widow who displays a strong, independent spirit in running her farm. An encounter one night with a neighbouring farmer becomes emotionally charged and unsettling,  posing provocative questions about past passions in a shifting and surprising story that promises to leave you captivated.   

“I want the audience to have an adventure as they return to live performance,” says Sheehy. “An atmospheric and dramatic encounter in magical surroundings. And I want them to enjoy the power of a great, rural story.”

Playwright Frank McGuinness says, “This story is a joyous testimony to what survives, our love, our truth, the heart itself, breaking… beating.”  

Performances will take place at the West Wall Walkway, Kilmallock beside Ryan’s SuperValu carpark from Wednesday, July 7th to 11th at 8pm. 

Tickets are on sale now HERE or by calling 061 953400. 

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