A Handful of Stars by Billy Roche
Jimmy Brady in Billy Roche’s A Handful of Stars is a rebel without a cause, a frustrated chancer in the local snooker hall rebelling against day to day banality. A Handful of Stars is being revised by Four Rivers in partnership with Wexford Arts Centre to mark its 50th anniversary: a legend of stage and screen, Wexford’s Gary Lydon (The Banshees of Inisherin, The Guard) is joined by a star-studded cast of Michael Power (Vikings, The Game of Thrones), John Olohan (Lies We Tell, Father Ted), Tiernan Messit Greene (Ghosted, Harry Wild), Brian Doherty (Resistance, The Woman in the Wall), Éilish McLaughlin (Rebecca’s Boyfriend) and, as Jimmy Brady, Dermot Murphy (The Drummer and the Keeper, Raw), also from Wexford. Dermot was most notably seen in cinemas worldwide playing the role of Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The first play in Billy’s The Wexford Trilogy, A Handful of Stars explores how thwarted ambitions can both destroy dreams and shape character in small town Ireland. A Handful of Stars is finally coming home with a fortnight run at Wexford Arts Centre in June (6th-9th June and 11th–16th June), in a production directed by Conall Morrison and designed by Liam Doona, with lighting by Paul Keogan and costumes by Jeni Roddy.
Now open for bookings: Wexford Arts Centre, June 8|9|11|12|13|14|15|16
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