The Barber of Belcoo


A new play by Ballyconnell playwright John McManus. Angela Maguire has a lot on her mind: there's a draught coming in at the back door; her landlord is demanding his rent; her brother is back on the drink; his girlfriend wants a cooked breakfast; a reporter is looking for an interview; an old boyfriend wants to take her to see Barbara Streisand; a mystery mobile phone has turned up among her groceries in Lidl; and the crows are doing an awful bit of whackering up about the Cavan Burren Geopark. 


Directed by Padraic McIntyre (Ramor Theatre and Livin Dred) at Cavan Burren Park and starring Bríd Ní Neachtain in the title role.


John McManus is from Ballyconnell in County Cavan. His radio plays, No Hate Going to Loss and Will You Swap Knees with Me? Both won RTE P.J. O’Connor Awards. His first stage play, A Lock of Fierce Roars, received a staged reading by Druid Theatre Company. The Quare Land first produced by Decadent Theatre Company at the Galway Arts Festival in 2010 toured Ireland and was produced in New York at the Irish Repertory Theatre in 2015 as part of the Origin First Irish Festival where it won the Best Playwright Award. John completed the New Playwright’s Programme at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in 2014. Other plays include The Cavan Curse and Danger Money.




John McManus, Bríd Ní Neachtain and Padraic McIntyre



Culture Night 

Friday 18 September

Cavan Burren Park

Booking Essential :




Date and time:

17 September 2020 from 17:00 to 17:00


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