Limerick play Pigtown coming to the Lime Tree Theatre


COLLEGE Players Theatre Company is bringing its iconic show, Pigtown, to the stage. 

It sees it main character, Tommy ‘Clocks’ Clohessy, bring you on a journey through 20th century Limerick

On the morning of his own funeral, Tommy wanders through the streets of Limerick, 100 hundred years of living brings with it a plethora of local faces that shaped his life and were part of his journey.

Mike Finn, the script writer, celebrates the Treaty City through this provocative play that is emotional, funny, hard-hitting, no holes barred while celebrating this community.

Speaking at the launch of the November production of ‘Pigtown’, which was held at JJ Bowles Bar in Thomondgate, College Players Chairman Dave Griffin said: “We are delighted to be returning to the Lime Tree Theatre in November, after such an enforced hiatus due to the pandemic, with what is arguably Limerick playwright Mike Finn’s finest theatrical work, ‘Pigtown’.

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“The company is once again blessed to be able to boast an experienced and talented cast, who we are confident, will give Limerick audiences another memorable theatrical experience.

“Having a director of the calibre of Margaret Hough on board again this year, following our last production of ‘Translations’ in 2019, is particularly exciting. Limerick audiences will know Margaret from her many years as a founder of Spotlight Stage School, but also much work over many years with local theatre groups, notably Granary Players.

“We are eagerly looking forward to presenting Mike Finn’s celebrated work, to live Limerick audiences”, he said.