Worms in the heart of suburbia’s bookclub

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Left, Antoinette Portley winds up a guilty Edel Heaney

THE Bernard Farrell hit ‘Bookworms’ was taken on joyfully by Torch Players and director Maurice O’Sullivan for their spring production.

Laugh-out-loud wickedness ensued, and Torch is  thrilled take to the boards again: Friars’ Gate in Kilmallock on Thursday 25, Kilkee’s Cultúrlann Sweeney, Sunday 28 and St John’s Theatre in Listowel for Thursday June 1. All shows 8pm.

The daft but credible storyline pivots within a snobbish couple’s living room; this is the local bookclub’s first night inviting in male partners.There’s murder in the mayhem as veiled logistical, criminal, intercontinental and sexual circuits come to light.

The cast is a topper with Chris Rowley, Antoinette Portley, Peter Hayes, Katie Dowling, Joanne O’Brien, Brian McNamara, Dan Mooney and the neurotic, exposed hostess, Edel Heaney.