Charting the small-town days of Danger Mullaly, Peg Finnerty and other characters in Hannigan’s pub as they see prospective emigrants off on the train, Many Young Men of Twenty is brimming with classic John B. Keane humour and turns of phrase.

Woven throughout with ballads and songs, the play takes an often poignant and frequently funny look at the harsh conditions that forced people to emigrate in the late 1950s, as well as the things that kept people at home.

In this anniversary year of our building, we are thrilled that our founders, Everyman Theatre Company, will take on this classic play, first produced of course by that same group, under the name of Southern Theatre Group, in Father Mathew Hall in 1961.

DIRECTED BY CATHERINE MAHON-BUCKLEY

PRESENTED BY THE EVERYMAN THEATRE COMPANY

By kind permission of Drama League of Ireland