Bryan MacMahon’s respect for Traveller culture on stage in ‘The Honey Spike’
A SUPERB Bryan MacMahon drama, never more relevant than it is today, will grace the writer’s hometown stage once more thanks to the talents of the Tarbert Theatre Players.
The Honey Spike runs at St John’s from Thursday, November 15, until Sunday, November 18 in a production certain to draw large audiences. Produced by Mary Lavery Carrig, who co-directs with Maureen Considine, the play tells the story of a young Traveller couple as they move through the Ireland of the mid-20th century.
“There have been so many times when we found ourselves chatting late into the night after line rehearsals were over about how different life was for Irish Travellers, especially women, not all that long ago,” Maureen said. PJ Normile, Yvonne O Keefe Fox, Tom Stack and Priscilla Donovan play the characters who travel the Irish roads in their spring carts.
“I have enjoyed every single minute of it, and I think Bryan Mac Mahon had a great respect for Traveller culture. I like that about the play,” PJ said.
B Specials played by Les Pledge, Sean Carrig and James Enright apprehending the Traveller couple, played by PJ Normile and Yvonne O’Keeffe Fox in the Tarbert Theatre Player’s production of Bryan MacMahon’s Honey Spike.