One of Ireland’s most renowned actors and performers, Des Keogh, gets to fulfil a life-long ambition when he plays George Bernard Shaw.
Des Keogh, who is celebrating his 80th birthday this year, has devised and will perform in a hugely entertaining new play about the many ladies in the extraordinary life of one of the greatest playwrights of all time, George Bernard Shaw.
He has also had recent phenomenal world-wide success with his stage adaptation of The Love-Hungry Farmer by John B. Keane.
George Bernard Shaw is probably best known as being the author of Pygmalion, the play upon which the smash-hit film My Fair Lady is based. In this new production, Keogh in the role of Shaw shares anecdotes about the loves of his life, who included leading actresses of his day like Mrs. Pat Campbell and Ellen Terry, and elaborates on his forthright views on marriage and celibacy.
Des Keogh has also recently completed two sell-out runs of the acclaimed revival of Moll by John B. Keane at the Gaiety Theatre Dublin. He also appeared in the world-premiere production of Dreamland by Jim Nolan last year, for which he was received a nomination for an Irish Times Theatre Award.
My Fair Ladies plays at the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire, running from Wednesday 1st to Saturday, 4th July. Tickets cost €20 and may be reserved online.
Produced and directed by Patrick Talbot
Set Design by Jim Queally
Lighting Design by Moyra D’Arcy
‘An uncannily brilliant performance by the inimitable Des Keogh as George Bernard Shaw – go now!’ Joe Duffy RTÉ
‘A highly entertaining evening’ ★★★★ Irish Mail on Sunday
‘Des Keogh’s comic timing is spot on. The veteran actor clearly relishes his latest role’ ★★★★ Irish Examiner
Tel: 01 231 2929 (Box Office)
Lead image courtesy the Pavilion Theatre