Mariettas Take The Biscuit

May 5, 2009

The hilarious new comedy drama, The Mariettas, will be performed at Íontas Theatre Castleblayney on Friday 15th May at 8.30pm.

This new comedy is penned by Niamh Gleeson, who many readers will remember from her previous laugh a minute play, The Telephone Exchange, which was also performed by The Five Lamps Theatre Company.

In this new outing, The Marietta Showband is dreamed up while Bernie Brady works on the biscuit factory line in 1968.  She drums up four other “young wans” and they attempt to burst onto the Dublin showband scene.  

Unfortunately, they have an inauspicious beginning in Father Finian’s Parish Hall.  Will the unreliable musicians turn up?  Will Assumpta’s gippy tummy get the better of her?  Can The Mariettas get the crowds on the dance floor?  

Charming and quirky, The Mariettas is a trip down memory lane and Hucklebuck shoes are compulsory!  Tickets are available online at or at the theatre box office on 042 9753400/1.