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29th May 2024
to 31st May 2024

Age Range

Carrick on Suir Library

The Seán Healy Memorial Library
Carrick on Suir
E32 X860

‘It’s Now or Never’

Original Short Drama ‘It’s Now or Never’ is set in the Ormond Dance Hall, Carrick-on Suir, 1960s. Four young people enjoy a night out: two sisters, one a town telephone operator, who knows everyone's business, the other a bold fearless young woman in defiance of authority; the fellas, a ‘Flash Harry’ type just back home from England, full of bravado stories of his adventures across the Irish Sea; the other, an only son of a farmer who is withered with rural life and yearns for change. The next bus to the ferry to England is at 8am. Who will be on it?

This short drama is inspired by recorded conversations, later transcribed, with over 20 older adults in three care home settings in Carrick -on-Suir, who generously shared stories of a time when they were young, free, and single in the late 1950s/60s. 

There will be a private live performance with local actors staged in the Nursing Homes so that the storytellers can witness a performance for which they provided the source material. There will also be a public performance in the Library.

Public Performance 

Date: Wednesday 29th May, 2024, Time: 6.30pm 

Venue: The Seán Healy Memorial Library, Fairgreen, Carrick-On-Suir, Co. Tipperary, E32 X860

Pre-booking required: / 051 640921/086 2560609. Limited Space.

Online Audio Performance 

Date: Friday 31st May, 2024, Time: 6.30pm

The ‘Uncut’ Audio Play will be broadcast online on a YouTube link on Tudor Artisan Hub Facebook page.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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