Roddy Doyle’s Two Pints tour coming to Limerick

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NO REPRO FEE. 25/2/2020.Roddy Doyle's smash hit show Two Pints is coming to the Olympia Theatre stage for the very first time, as part of a national tour of Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway and Limerick. Pictured are LtoR Actor Philip Judge ,Director Caitríona McLaughlin , Roddy Doyle and Actor Liam Carney, who celebrated in the Olympia Theatre with some pints, chewed the fat, and set the world to rights. After hugely popular performances in pubs all across Ireland, on tour in the US and UK, and on the Abbey Theatre Stage, Roddy Doyle’s ‘achingly, breathtakingly funny’ Two Pints moves to the Olympia Theatre for a summer run from 18th - 29th August 2020. Liam Carney and Philip Judge make a welcome return to their respective roles with director Caitríona McLaughlin for the Abbey Theatre production. Tickets from €26 (including booking fee & €1 restoration levy) are on sale now.Speaking about Two Pints coming to the Olympia Theatre stage for the very first time Roddy Doyle said: “In 1987, I saw my first play, Brownbread, being performed on the Olympia stage. Now, 33 years later, I'll be seeing Two Pints on the same stage. I'm delighted.Photo: loen Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

In August, Roddy Doyle’s smash-hit show is coming to Limerick in September.

Directed by Caitríona McLaughlin, the production closes at the Olympia on 29 August, before performances in the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Cork Opera House, the Town Hall Theatre in Galway and the Lime Tree Theatre, in Limerick.

Two Pints has previously enjoyed hugely popular runs in pubs across Ireland, and toured the US and UK, and on the Abbey Stage. The hilarious and poignant Two Pints started as a conversation on Facebook, before moving to the stage.

Two men meet for a pint. They talk about their Da’s, death, Nigella, North Korea, the afterlife…  Starring Liam Carney and Philip Judge, the audience are invited to pull up a stool and listen in as the friends chew the fat and set the world to rights.

Graham McLaren and Neil Murray, Directors of the Abbey Theatre said ‘We want the Abbey Theatre and its audience to be reflective of Ireland. To us, this means presenting work all over Ireland, and not necessarily in conventional spaces.

Roddy’s funny, touching and provocative Two Pints was seen by small, intimate audiences in pubs in Carlow, Clare, Cork, Derry, Donegal, Dublin, Fermanagh, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny,  Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow.

We’re now delighted to bring it back to larger venues across Ireland, meaning more people get the opportunity to enjoy their National Theatre.’

Tickets on sale now. 28 September – 3 October 2020. Bookings: limetreetheatre.ie