Turning Mammy

Luton Library Theatre

Saturday 16th March, 2019 16:00 - 18:00
Saturday 16th March, 2019 19:30 - 21:30

Cliffoney Dramatic Society present

The Irish Forum are back in our theatre to celebrate St.Patricks Day with the hugely successful John McDwyer comedy (with a few serious bits); Turning Mammy!

Turning Mammy has won the hearts of audiences all over Ireland with it’s clever mix of madness and melancholy. The play tells the story of Ambrose, a love hungry Leitrim farmer and his neighbours, sisters Martha and Mary. Follow their twists and turns as they seek love and contentment in all the wrong places... Ambrose, who is tied to a bedridden and domineering mother, seems to be enthralled to his strange English neighbour, Dorothy. Martha, meanwhile, is obsessed with Ambrose and her sister Mary is searching for her long-lost baby given up for adoption.

Turning Mammy has a rich vein of humour running throughout, redolent of the earthy humour of rural Leitrim. It will make you laugh and cry and is an evening of joyous theatre which should not be missed.

Age guidance: 16+ (Strong language)



  • Saturday, March 16, 2019

Luton Library Theatre

Luton Library Theatre opened in 1962 as a lecture theatre before gradually changing to a traditional entertainment venue with 256 seats and two side aisles.

The Theatre began to build up a programme of amateur and professional drama, film, music of all types and children's events. In fact a pretty long list of events that covers almost every taste!

All of this continued through the sixties, seventies and eighties. During the nineties the seating was changed to a more modern style and colour with a centre isle with a slight rake. This meant the amount of seating had to be reduced to the current capacity of 238.

In the late nineties and early noughties, there were more changes both fabric and technical makeup of the Theatre. This brings us up to 2009, when the Library itself closed for a major refurbishment. Some improvements were made to the front of house and bar areas of the theatre, plus the introduction of a new cafe.

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