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3 Hail Mary's by Tommy Marren

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Verdant in association with MCD present
3 HAIL MARY’S
By Tommy Marren
The Olympia Theatre
Thursday 30th, Friday 31st May & Saturday 1st June 2019

**EXTRA DATES ADDED DUE TO DEMAND! Tickets onsale NOW**

Following sell-out shows at The Olympia Theatre, the smash-hit comedy '3 Hail Mary’s' returns for three extra performances on Thursday 30th, Friday 31st May and Saturday 1st June.

The comedy that is taking Ireland by storm , ‘3 Hail Mary’s’ is set in an Irish nursing home in 2016, is a must-see rip-roaring comedy that will have you in tears of laughter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3F-thGdh-c

Tickets for the extra dates are priced from €25 inclusive of booking fee & €1 restoration levy are on sale NOW via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.

The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.

Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. 

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Approximate times as follows: doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm, interval around 9pm, with the show over around 10.30pm

Please note, times are approximate and subject to change as always.

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By Tommy Marren, writer of the highly-acclaimed comedies ‘It’s The Real McCoy’ and ‘Nobody’s Talking To Me’, the play centres around three characters – namely Mary O’Toole, Mary O’Neill and Mary O’Brien.  

The three Mary’s have lived in this nursing home for over ten years and have become great friends.  However, due to circumstances beyond their control, they are being moved to three separatenursing homes and the play is set around their last few hours together.

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Mary O’Toole is a very religious character who has great devotion to Our Lady of Knock.  Mary O’Neill is a Londoner who met and subsequently married a Kerry man and moved to Ireland and Mary O’Brien is a retired nurse who has travelled to almost every corner of the world!

With dozens of hilarious one-liners the play moves with pace throughout as the 3 Mary’s laugh, cry, argue, sing, dance and recount their life experiences.  From statues to fishing rods, a would-be music composer, an enthusiastic and very posh ‘volunteer’ and a very frustrated nursing home owner this play has everything!

You can expect a number of twists throughout and the play finishes with all 3 Mary’s performing an original song written by Tommy Marren entitled ‘I’m Really Still The Same’ which is written from the perspective of a person who has dementia asking loved ones to treat them the same as they always did.

Without exception the productions has received standing ovations from audiences who are captivated by the characters and the story. 

With dementia so prevalent in Ireland this is a play that is as much thought provoking as it is funny and the script has been meticulously crafted to ensure that it is sensitive and compassionate to the subject of memory loss.

3 Hail Mary’s really is a play that entertains and educates……

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Facebook comments from audiences who have seen the play throughout the country:

  • Fantastic show really enjoyed.  So professional and a great storyline.
  • A brilliant script.  A fairly sensitive subject dealt with really well.  Loved everything about this show and fell in love with the 3 Mary’s right from the start
  • This is just brilliant.  A great script and the singing really added to the nursing home atmosphere.  The song at the very end was class!
  • This is the first play I ever laughed and cried at on the same night.  So many emotions and just so well put together.  The song at the end just summed it all up.  A special night
  • As someone who works in a nursing home I have to say this crowd really nailed it!  It was just brilliant
  • What a song at the end of the show.  It says it all.  The best night I had in years.
  • It takes something special to be able to write a comedy centred on the subject of dementia but fair play to this script.  It was just an extraordinary piece of writing and beautiful characterisations from the 3 Marys in particular.  Have to see this one again.
  • Great night.  Never laughed and cried so much in two hours.  I got lost in the story and the song at the end was just incredible.  

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