Theatre Society’s Christmas Comedy – ‘Cupid Wore Skirts’

18 December, 2012

The play will also be staged on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, January 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

It features a nice mixture of experienced actors and some newcomers to the stage, including the town’s mayor, Karen Coakley. The story centres around when a widower advertises for a wife and finds the respondents are not quite what he imagined!

The cast of nine includes Niamh Woods as ‘Daphne’, Terri Kearney as Miss Stanfield, Siún Hurley as ‘Harriet’, Isobelle Kelly as ‘Ingrid’, Stephen Curran as ‘Ronnie’, Karen Coakley as ‘Gladys’, Donagh Long as ‘Grandpa’, Gearóid McCarthy as ‘Andrew’ and Micheál Hurley as ‘Brian’.

In this production we visit the home of Andrew Coulter, a widower who lives with his elderly father and teenage son, Brian. His married daughter, Daphne, comes in each day to take care of the men and ensure they are coping. When Daphne becomes pregnant she fears for her male relatives ability to cope.

Andrew’s sister in law is convinced they will not be able to manage and makes a wager that he couldn’t get a new wife within a fortnight. Andrew advertises for a wife in the forlorn hope that he will win the bet and obtain a solution to his problems.

The mayhem is heightened when three women accept Andrew’s ‘proposal’ and only a ‘clever device’ can get the hapless Andrew off the hook.

Blending the customary potpourri of author Sam Cree characters, the play races along to the inevitable conclusion but not before the audience is treated to a hilarious evening of comedy and mayhem.

Why not go along and enjoy a great night of entertainment.

Tickets will be available to book through Thornhill Bros Electrical, Skibbereen, telephone 028-22557, or at the venue on show night.