Jack Healy, founder of Cork-based Theatre Makers, will perform The Tayman, the Tomcat and Others at Sherkin Island Community Hall on Saturday 25th November at 8pm.
Based on the stories of Eamon Kelly, The Tayman, the Tomcat and Others was written by Jack Healy and Cork-based director and playwright, Ger Fitzgibbon, who have put the show together to give a new lease of life to great stories in front of a 21st century audience.
Jack Healy said: “Eamon Kelly was a household name in Ireland in the second half of the last century. He was an Irish, Tony Award nominated actor, famous and beloved, largely through the media of TV and radio as the Seanachai or storyteller. His stage shows were also a great success throughout the country and beyond.
“In this role he regaled delighted audiences with tales of his childhood in Gneevegullia in Kerry. As his popularity grew, he became a repository for stories of all kinds with fans from all over the world sending him tales in the hope of having them included in the repertoire.
“It’s a real privilege to give a new lease of life to these great stories and to take the performance to the Sherkin Island community.”
The one-man show will then move on to The Inkwell Theatre at Tracton Arts & Community Centre in Minane Bridge, Cork on Saturday 30th November.
The performances are grant-aided by Cork County Arts Office and are happening by kind permission of the Kelly family.