Island Players Dedicate Opening Night to Build4Life

Run For Your Wife
Island Players newcomer, Bríd O’Shea (left) pictured with Tommy Martin, Caroline Healy O’Connor and Michael Burke. Back from left: John Walsh, Redmond Roche, Joe Martin, Hugh Jordan and Jerome Stack, director. Photograph Courtesy of Michael Burke.

The Island Players are taking to the stage again this November. Incredibly this is their 50th production since being formed in 1978.

This year’s production is the hilarious comedy Run For Your Wife by Ray Cooney.

“John Smith is a London cabbie with his own taxi, a wife in Stratham, a wife in Wimbledon and a knife edge schedule. By strict adherence to his schedule he successfully conceals his double life. Unfortunately one night due to a mugging his schedule goes awry. The ensuing complications lead to a night of hilarious entertainment.”

In this production, Island Players stalwarts such as: Tommy Martin, Michael Burke, Caroline Healy O’Connor, Joe Martin, Hugh Jordan, Redmond Roche and John Walsh return to the stage and they are joined this year by newcomer, Brid O’Shea.

The play is produced by Jerome Stack and Aidan Reidy.

Wednesday, November 19th is opening night and it has been kindly dedicated as a fundraising event for the Build4Life Cystic Fibrosis Charity which raises funds to develop life saving facilities for people with Cystic Fibrosis attending Cork University Hospital (CUH).

The Build4Life organisation is currently funding the new adult respiratory ward in CUH which will be the specialist  respiratory inpatient unit for all of Munster and will care for all adults with chronic respiratory illnesses including emphysema, lung cancer, COPD, chronic asthma etc. The ward will open early in the new year at a cost of €2,300,000.00. The charity is now trying to raise funds to develop similar facilities for children attending CUH.

The organisers urge you to please book a ticket for the opening night and support this amazing charity. For bookings, please call 066 7141135. The play will run for five consecutive nights from Wednesday, November 19 to and including, Sunday 23rd. at 8pm. nightly.

To learn more about Build4Life you can go to their Facebook page by clicking on the link here: