Writers Liam Horan and John Corless will stage the Mayo premiere of their new play
The Pull on Friday, September 28th, in Breaffy GAA club.
The Pull is the first play from Half Solid Productions, a company established earlier this year by Mayo men Horan and Corless, which will act as a vehicle for new theatre coming from the west of Ireland.
The Pull is a lively comedy based on an “unreal real event that may or not have taken place in rural Ireland,” according to Liam. It is set in the fictional town of Ballybore, where, bizarrely, the local GAA club claims to pre-date the foundation of the GAA by some 130 years.
“It’s about a GAA club that runs into some financial trouble, but it’s not nearly as big a deal as they think. Basically, they are only €1,000 in debt but it feels like €1m to the main people involved in the club. They set about trying to solve the problem and decide to pull a truck around their home town to raise money and get themselves in the Guinness Book of Records. Chaos ensues and they end up getting in way over their heads”, explained Liam.
In the midst of the panic and the cack-handed attempts at fundraising, there are a number of other sub-plots for the audience to enjoy. Liam and John are looking forward to bringing the play to Breaffy GAA club on Friday, September 28th.
“This will be our first Mayo show. We are touring all over Ireland and it will be great to stage it in Breaffy,” added Liam.
The duo first sat down together to discuss the possibility of setting up a production company months ago. Realising that they have the same interests, they came up with ideas and soon realised that they were able to collaborate together on a play.
“It’s unusual for two people to be able to write together but we just found it worked,” said Liam.
Liam and John expect to bring the play to stages around the west of Ireland and the rest of the country in the coming Autumn/Winter with the first Mayo show on Friday, September 28th, at Breaffy GAA club. Doors open at 8pm and admission
is €10. The Pull is suitable for all ages.
The Pull is also pencilled in for Aras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet, on Friday, October 5th, and further Mayo dates will be confirmed shortly.
For more information, visit www.halfsolid.com.
All media enquiries to:
Half Solid Productions, Glebe St, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Tel: 094 95 42965 / 087 9185 867