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3 Hail Mary's by Tommy Marren

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Verdant in association with MCD present
3 HAIL MARY’S
By Tommy Marren
The Olympia Theatre
Tuesday 14th to Sunday 19th April 2020

**Tickets onsale NOW**

The comedy that is taking Ireland by storm, ‘3 Hail Mary’s’ returns to The Olympia Theatre, Dublin following sell-out shows in May.

3 Hail Mary’s will run at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin from Tuesday 14 April to Sunday 19 April, 2020, including matinee performances on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th April.

Set in an Irish nursing home in 2016, ‘3 Hail Mary’s' is a must-see rip-roaring comedy that will have you in tears of laughter. 

Tickets priced from €27 inclusive of booking fee & €1 restoration levy are on sale NOW via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.

The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.

Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. 

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Approximate times as follows:

Evening shows - doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm, there will be a 20 minute interval, with the show over around 10.50pm

Matinee shows - doors open 2pm, show starts 3pm, there will be a 20 minute interval, with the show over around 5.50pm

Please note, times are approximate and subject to change as always.

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By Tommy Marren, writer of the highly-acclaimed comedies ‘It’s The Real McCoy’ and ‘Nobody’s Talking To Me’, the play centres around three characters – namely Mary O’Toole, Mary O’Neill and Mary O’Brien.  

The three Mary’s have lived in this nursing home for over ten years and have become great friends. However, due to circumstances beyond their control, they are being moved to three separate nursing homes and the play is set around their last few hours together.

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Mary O’Toole is a very religious character who has great devotion to Our Lady of Knock.  Mary O’Neill is a Londoner who met and subsequently married a Kerry man and moved to Ireland.  Mary O’Brien is a retired nurse who has travelled to almost every corner of the world!

With dozens of hilarious one-liners the play moves with pace throughout as the three Mary’s laugh, cry, argue, sing, dance and recount their life experiences.  From statues to fishing rods, a would-be music composer, an enthusiastic and very posh ‘volunteer’ and a very frustrated nursing home owner this play has everything! 

You can expect a number of twists throughout and the play finishes with all three Mary’s performing an original song written by Tommy Marren entitled ‘I’m Really Still The Same’ which is written from the perspective of a person who has dementia asking loved ones to treat them the same as they always did.

Without exception the productions has received standing ovations from audiences who are captivated by the characters and the story. 

With dementia so prevalent in Ireland this is a play that is as much thought provoking as it is funny and the script has been meticulously crafted to ensure that it is sensitive and compassionate to the subject of memory loss.

3 Hail Mary’s really is a play that entertains and educates……

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Facebook comments from audiences who have seen the play throughout the country:

  • Fantastic show really enjoyed.  So professional and a great storyline.
  • A brilliant script.  A fairly sensitive subject dealt with really well.  Loved everything about this show and fell in love with the 3 Mary’s right from the start
  • This is just brilliant.  A great script and the singing really added to the nursing home atmosphere.  The song at the very end was class!
  • This is the first play I ever laughed and cried at on the same night.  So many emotions and just so well put together.  The song at the end just summed it all up.  A special night
  • As someone who works in a nursing home I have to say this crowd really nailed it!  It was just brilliant
  • What a song at the end of the show.  It says it all.  The best night I had in years.
  • It takes something special to be able to write a comedy centred on the subject of dementia but fair play to this script.  It was just an extraordinary piece of writing and beautiful characterisations from the 3 Marys in particular.  Have to see this one again.
  • Great night.  Never laughed and cried so much in two hours.  I got lost in the story and the song at the end was just incredible.  

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