Seen here are Beth Anderson as Elizabeth and Ally Goodman as McKeever rehearsing Moonshine by Jim Nolan, directed by Ed Green. We welcome the return of Ally who appeared in 2017 with such success as
Billy in The Cripple of Inishmaan, now cast as the incompetent undertaker, McKeever, in Jim Nolan’s Moonshine.
Chester Little Theatre stalwarts, John Turner and Robert Quinn, will play the Reverend Langton and Michael respectively. However, the play will also introduce regulars to three new actors – Rachel Cunningham (Bridget), Alex Wight (Griffin) and Beth Anderson (Elizabeth).
Moonshine will be director, Ed Green’s, first production at Chester Little Theatre. Ed is a highly regarded director, known for his productions with local groups such as Davenham Theatre and Kingsley Players. Ed says, “Moonshine is not easy to pigeonhole dramatically. It is at times darkly funny, but not as visceral as Martin McDonagh’s style, which it preceded by about five years. Nolan is more faithfully marking the changes in Irish society in the early 1990s and the gradual emancipation of women from the yoke of the Catholic church and societal norms. Nolan’s characters are each searching for their own redemption from their pasts and their own inhibitions and beliefs.”
Moonshine runs from Saturday10th, Monday 12th to Saturday 17th March. Tickets are £9.50 and £7.50 for concessions (available on the first Saturday, Monday and Tuesday) and can be purchased on line from www.chestertheatreclub.co.uk or telephone TicketSource on 0333 666 3366 (booking charges apply).
Of interest to film buffs: Martin McDonagh’s recent film which he wrote and directed, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri has been a runaway success and is now up for the Oscars. Good to know that the Chester Little Theatre has already produced a play of his!