Following the sold-out production of Minding Frankie, Breda Cashe productions are returning with Holy Mary. Holy Mary by Eoin Colfer is the story of two seven-year-old girls on the days leading up to the social occasion of the year: Their First Holy Communion. Mary and Majella have been mortal enemies since baby infants, and things have gotten even worse since Mary’s daddy moved in with Majella’s mammy. Both girls are searching for a way to insult the other, and Majella thinks she has found a weak spot when she realises that Mary’s Communion dress is actually a second-hand dress that she herself donated to the Vincent dePaul. Will Majella use this devastating information to publicly take down her nemesis with a vicious rhyme? Or will she realise that maybe she and Mary are not so different and that maybe they could be allies instead of enemies?
In typical Colfer fashion the characters are very real and very funny. The cast of two play two mothers, a benevolent priest, a patient teacher, a misguided father and two cheeky and lovable nine-year-olds.
Holy Mary, a hilarious and heartbreaking tale of Communion, confusion and consternation.
‘funny and appealing…. with the hugely talented Mary Murray as Mary Leary’ Sunday Independent
Written by Eoin Colfer
Produced by Breda Cashe
Directed by Aoife Spillane Hinks
Designed by Kevin Madden
Perfromed by Mary Murray and Jacinta Sheerin