The Abbey Theatre and Ronan Wilmot present 'The Tailor & Ansty' by Eric Cross :
(Adapted for stage by P.J. O'Connor) with Éamon Kelly the famous storyteller and Maura O'Sullivan at Everyman Playhouse from Mon. May 19 . Booking 75p, 60p. Students 50p....
[Everyman Playhouse, Cork].
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Handwritten in green ink across top of poster: "To Éamon, Maura, Ronan & John the record breakers / Everyman / May 1975". Poster printed in black and bright red font [featuring at left of sheet Abbey Theatre logo of Queen Maeve and a greyhound in profile, based on an original woodcut by Elinor Mary Monsell] advertising performances advertising performances by Éamon Kelly and [his wife] Maura O'Sullivan in a stage adaptation of Eric Cross' [once controversial and previously banned] book published in 1942. This play was based on a collection of stories and memories from Timothy ['The Tailor'] Buckley (1860-1945), a famous story teller and his wife Anastasia ['Ansty'], (died 1947) who held court in the long winter evenings in their west Cork cottage. (They are buried in the small graveyard by the lake in the valley of Gougane Barra, West Cork). When the ban on the book was lifted in 1963, Cross's novel about their life was adapted for stage by P.J. O’Connor; the first production of this play directed by Tomás Ó Murchúin as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival on the Peacock stage featured Éamon Kelly and Brid Lynch; following her death, Éamon Kelly's wife Maura O'Sullivan played the role of Ansty in a number of productions.
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[Cork : Everyman Playhouse, 1975].
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 poster : ill. ; 60.4 x 40.2 cm.
From the Éamon Kelly Theatre Collection.
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