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Manny Man Does the History of Ireland on Stage, 2018

John D Ruddy and Louise Conaghan in An Grianán Theatre's Manny Man Does the History of Ireland, July 2018. Photo by Paul McGuckin. All rights reserved.

Manny Man Does The History of Ireland On Stage
Based on the successful YouTube video and Book by John D Ruddy

An Grianán Theatre
Thur 19 & Fri 20 July 2018

The Village Green, Malin
Sat 21 & Sun 22 July 2018

First performed as a rehearsed reading in October 2017, Manny Man Does the History of Ireland on Stage premiered at An Grianán Theatre as part of the Earagail Arts Festival in July 2018. We also did a national tour in Spring 2019.

Manny Man the stage show brings history to life with the same clarity and hilarity as the videos that have amassed millions of views around the world.

Did the Celts really fight naked? What was the Norman Invasion, and were they all called Norman? From the Ice Age up to the present day, through the Vikings and Tudors, British rule and the fight for independence, Manny Man covers it all – with tongue in cheek, of course.

This high energy show guides the audience through thousands of years of Irish history, from the Ice Age to the present day, with the same tongue in cheek humour that Manny Man is know for.


Syn: John D Ruddy
Oppy: Louise Conaghan
Produced by: Patricia McBride for An Grianan Theatre Productions
Written By: John D Ruddy
Directed by: Rachael Devir
Production Manager: Niall Cranney
Lighting Design: Niall Cranney
Sound Design: Peter Rose
Stage Manager: Jude Barriscale
Costumes: Anne-Marie Kilfeather
Set Layout: Devised by Company based on the Manny Man Drawings of John D Ruddy.
Scenic Artist: Robert Attewell
Set Painters: Tegann Cranney, Jude Barriscale, AnneMarie Kilfeather, Tanya McLaughlin, John D Ruddy.
Publicity Design & Marketing: Nicola Burns
Production Photos: Paul McGuckin

Tour Dates 2019

Tuesday 5 & Wed 6 February at 11am
Fri 8 February at 8pm
An Grianán Theatre

Sat 9 February at 8pm
Alley Theatre
028 7138 4444

Tues 12 February at 11am
Watergate Theatre
056 776 1674

Wed 13 February at 8pm
Riverside Theatre
028 7012 3123

Saturday 16 February at 2.30pm
061 953 400

Thur 28 February at 8pm and Fri 1 March at 10am
Mullingar Arts Centre
044 934 7777

Sat 2 March at 8pm
Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair
074 953 2687

Tues 5 March at 11am
Backstage Theatre
043 3347888

Thur 7 March at 8pm
The Playhouse
028 7126 8027

Fri 8 March at 7pm
The Market Place Theatre
028 3752 1821

Sat 9 March at 8pm
Balor Arts Centre
074 913 1840

Tues 12 March at 7pm & Wed 13 March at 10am
Dunamaise Arts Centre
057 866 3355

Fri 15 March at 10am, 12pm, 7pm
Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
045 448 327

Sat 16 March at 3pm
Wexford Arts Centre
053 912 3764

Sun 17 March at 12.30pm
065 684 3103

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