Dolly and Mick

The story of a relationship in trouble but not yet past the point of rescue.

Can Mick save it or will Dolly’s shocking revelation be the final nail in the coffin.

Dolly and Mick are arguing as they drive home from a gig as a country music double act. He’s a widower from Limerick, she’s a divorcee from Arkansas. Their relationship is clearly in trouble. But Dolly says, “It wasn’t always like this.” And then they tell us how it actually was. From their hilarious meeting at the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, through their first kiss, onto Dolly’s funny, unnerving meeting with Mick’s family and her final shocking revelation that threatens to rent them asunder, unless Mick can find a way to save the day. Dolly has had enough of the long drives home in the rickety van in the wee small hours but Mick is still dazzled by the lights which are actually shining brighter with each month that passes. Dolly knows the only way to save their relationship is to give up the act, but Mick thinks they just need a bit of a break, some time away together. As they tell us their stories, each assists the other to re-enact key events and incidents, playing other relevant and amusing characters – such as Mick’s best friend Noel, a master of the ‘dad joke’ - and frequently interrupting or contradicting each other’s account of events.

Dolly and Mick is a funny, engaging story with a poignant denouement and several well-known country songs, performed live, that echo the love and hope, disillusion and despair, passion and perseverance that colours their relationship.

Songs: On the Road Again; Blanket on the Ground; Islands in the Stream

Jolene; I Hope You Dance; You Decorated My Life; Old Friends

Seamus Moran is best known for his role as Bistro owner Mike Gleeson in Fair City. He also presented a six-part TV series, Hollywood in Éirinn on TG4.

Other Viking appearances: 24 Hours from Tulsk; The Afters with Rachael Dowling & Geraldine Plunkett. He has just finished a tour of In the Middle of the Fields, directed by Joan Sheehy.

Sinéad Murphy has worked extensively as an actor and musician in theatre and film. She has toured with the 3 Tenors in Ireland and also toured the world with her award winning and critically acclaimed show ‘Songs of Joyce’. Film and TV credits include Bridget & Eamon (RTE), Sharon Horgan’s Bad Sisters (Apple TV). Theatre credits include roles at the Gate, Peacock, Project, Cork Opera House; with Rough Magic, Barnstorm, TEAM, City Theatre and Benbo Productions. Other Viking appearances: “A Christmas Carol” in December.


Tickets: €17/14


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