Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Cork Opera House - free tickets for stranded air travellers!

I spotted this today on the Cork Opera House website and I thought it was a great idea. It definitely helps when you are trying to make the best of a bad situation.

Hoping to create a silver lining in the ash cloud over Ireland , stranded travellers at loose ends on the Lee are invited to attend KING OF THE CASTLE as guests of Cork Opera House. The show is presented by the Kilmeen Drama Group on Tuesday 20 April at 8pm.

“We figure that there must be loads of people who unexpectedly find themselves in Cork with a lot of time on their hands and very little money in their pockets,” says Jamie Monagan, Cork Opera House Acting Marketing Manager. “We’re happy to be able to invite them to attend an Irish play presented by one of Ireland ’s premiere amateur theatre companies.”
KING OF THE CASTLE, by Eugene McCabe, is sent in rural Ireland , 1958. From the humblest of beginnings, by dint of hard work and scheming, an ageing Scober MacAdam has become “king of the castle”. Married to the youthful and beautiful Tressa, he is the subject of unending local jealously, constantly goaded with regard to his sexual inadequacies. Will he stoop to an “indecent proposal” to ensure an heir? Can even he control or accept the consequences which will follow?
To accept the invitation to see KING OF THE CASTLE, travellers should present an airline ticket valid for an outbound flight from Cork Airport during the closure period at the Cork Opera House box office on Emmet Place.

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