THE Four Rivers Theatre Company present the funny yet touching Happy Birthday Dear Alice at the Lime Tree Theatre on June 9 and 10.
The play is at once an affectionate hymn to old age and a ruthlessly comic dissection of family life from the master of dark comedy.
Happy Birthday Dear Alice is Bernard Farrell’s much-loved and hilarious comedy on the efforts of a dysfunctional family to commit their aging yet resilient mother to a nursing home so that they can sell her house.
Directed by Jim Nolan and produced by Four Rivers Theatre Company, Happy Birthday Dear Alice has been described as Farrell’s most complete and fully realised play.
The stellar cast includes stars of stage and screen, including Catherine Byrne (Fair City); Mark Lambert (Breakfast on Pluto) and Mark Fitzgerald (Vikings: Valhalla).