24 October 2019
By Elaine Murphy
When: Sunday 10 November
Hang onto your Hoover when Dirty Dusting comes to Ballymaloe Grainstore on Sunday 10 November. Starring The X Factor’s Mary Byrne, it is a hilarious comedy about a trio of hard-working, 70-something cleaners facing redundancy.
They might be past their best, beyond their sell-by date, and over the hill but they certainly don’t take threats of getting the axe lying down. These game girls set up a phone sex service, known as The Telephone Belles, and that’s when the fun really begins.
Their bosses don’t know about it, their families would never guess, and their very willing customers are none the wiser.
Round up the girls for a hilarious night out and be shocked, delighted and amused by the only chat-line girls with dusters, attitude and their very own bus passes. Pure theatrical Viagra? It probably is for those who might just need the real thing!
Crude? Yes! Funny? Absolutely! If you love Mrs. Brown’s Boys come and meet their match in this must-see comedy.
Audiences know and love Mary Byrne from her X Factor appearance in 2010 that catapulted her from a Tesco check-out counter to stardom. She completed RTE’s Operation Transformation in 2017 and is in better mental and physical shape than ever.
This is a play, not a musical, and it’s Mary’s first dramatic role, but audiences will hear her incredible voice at the end.
A great piece of feel-good entertainment – you can’t help but be won over! – The Metro
A dazzling, laugh-a-minute comedy…this theatrical treasure will have you in stitches from the opening to the closing lines. – Newcastle Evening Chronicle
Tickets for Dirty Dusting in Ballymaloe Grainstore on Sunday 10 November are €25 and can be booked online at www.ballymaloegrainstore.com or by phone on 021 475 7200. Over 16s only. It is part of a nine-venue national tour presented by Dressing Room 1 Productions.