The Gallery Press hopes you will join us in celebrating the launch of the book
The Night Joe Dolan's Car Broke Down
Thursday 1 February 2018 at 7.30pm
at Library, Market Square, Bailieborough
The book will be launched by poet and publisher, Peter Fallon, with an address by Paddy McDonald, Cathaoirleach, Cavan County Council
Refreshments will be served
Copies of the book will be available on the night at special prices
All enquiries to Fiona at 042 9665779
The Night Joe Dolan's Car Broke Down by Padraic McIntyre
Since its first production in 2010 The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down has been a phenomenally popular fixture in Ireland’s theatrical calendar.
On a stormy St Stephen’s Night people wait in The Glenaduff Inn to celebrate the sixtieth birthday of The Horse Munley. Some hours later a knock on the door heralds new drama, but the following morning lines blur between what actually happened and what has been imagined or wished for.
With laser sharp accuracy and a perfectly tuned ear Padraic McIntyre untangles a surprising web of relationships in recent rural Ireland. In a way reminiscent of John B Keane half a century ago he has developed an audience outside the mainstream theatre. More than forty thousand people have responded and continue to return to this hilarious play.
978-1-91133-732-4 €11.95 pb
978-1-91133-733-1 €18.50 hb
Publication date: 1 February 2018
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The Gallery Press Limited
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About Padraic McIntyre
Born in Bailieboro, County Cavan, Padraic McIntyre is an actor and playwright. He is a founder member and Artistic Director of Livin' Dred Theatre Company and has directed many plays for them. He directed Livin’ Dred/ Nomad’s production of The Dead School by Pat McCabe, which was regarded as one of the theatrical highlights of 2008 and nominated for three Irish Times Theatre Awards including Best Production. Padraic’s more recent productions include the Irish premiere of There Came a Gypsy Riding and Ride On!, for Livin’ Dred and the critically acclaimed Observe The Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme for Nomad/ Livin’ Dred. Padraic has worked as an actor throughout the UK and Ireland. Writing credits include: The Little Dance Girl (Livin’ Dred), Carnival at Glenaduff (Ramor Players), Going and Letting Everyone Down (Caomhnu Literary Festival), The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down (Glenaduff Productions) and The Lost Weekend (Ramor Players).