Dolly and Mick presented by Heartfelt Productions

Dolly and Mick presented by Heartfelt Productions

Thursday, 9 May 2024, 8.00pm

A middle-age love story with a country music twang!

Dolly and Mick are arguing as they drive home from a gig as a country music double act. He’s a widower from Limerick, she’s a divorcee from Arkansas. Their relationship is clearly in trouble. But Dolly tells us that “It wasn’t always like this.” So, they tell us their versions of how it actually was. From their hilarious meeting at the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, through their first kiss, onto Dolly’s funny, unnerving meeting with Mick’s family and her final shocking revelation that threatens to rent them asunder, unless Mick can save the day.

Also, as is often the case with couples, their versions of events don’t always agree. Dolly has had enough of the long drives home in the rickety van in the small hours, but Mick is still dazzled by the lights which are shining brighter with each month that passes. Dolly knows the only way to save their relationship is to give up the act, but Mick thinks they just need a bit of a break, some time away together. As they tell us their stories, each assists the other to re-enact key events and incidents, playing other relevant characters – such as Mick’s best friend Noel, a master of the ‘dad joke’ – and frequently interrupting or contradicting each other’s account of events.

Dolly and Mick is a funny, engaging story with a poignant denouement and several well-known songs, performed live, that echo the love and hope, disillusion and despair, passion and perseverance that colours their relationship. Songs: On the Road Again / Blanket on the Ground / Islands in the Stream / Jolene / I Hope You Dance / You Decorated My Life / Old Friends.

“A middle-age love story with a country twang.” [Katy Hayes – Irish Independent]

Dates/Times: Thurs 9th May 2024 @8pm-9:20pm without interval.
Tickets: Full €20, Concession: €18 +booking fee. Don’t forget to pre-order your snacks & drinks to skip the bar queues!
Suitability: 14yrs+. This show contains several mild swear words

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Published by Siamsa Tíre Tralee Co. Kerry on 27 February 2024

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