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Mayo's Clann Machua return to the stage with Stolen Child

Following the success of their hilarious comedy The Cheque’s in the Post last October, Clann Machua are back with their new festival play, Stolen Child.

Directed by Seamus Corry, Stolen Child – a two-act play written by Yvonne Quinn and Bairbre Ni Chaoimh – is a humorous and moving play which centres around one woman’s search for her birth mother.

The director has put together a nice blend of experience and youth for this award-winning play, which is guaranteed to make you laugh and make you cry, and stay long in your memory after you leave the theatre.

The cast includes Rebecca Farrington as Angela, a young businesswoman who starts the search for her birth mother. She is helped by the colourful private detective played by Ethan Jordan, making his debut with Clann Machua.

Their search for her mother, Peggy, played by Finola Mellett, takes the audience through a turbulent part of Ireland in the 1940s, and the play also explores the relationship between Angela and Chris, a local doctor.

Stolen Child will be performed over three nights in the Town Hall Theatre, Kiltimagh – Thursday to Saturday, February 22 to 24 – with curtain up nightly at 8 p.m. Admission is just €15.

The play will also be performed in Westport Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday, February 28, before hitting the road to take part in the 2024 All Ireland Drama Festival circuit, including performances in Castleblaney, West Cork, Claregalway, Tubbercurry, Claremorris and Glenamaddy.