The Matchmaker, Assembly George Square, Review

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Rating (out of 5)
3
Show info
Company
City Theatre Dublin
Production
John B Keane (writer)
Performers
Anne Charleston; Jon Kenny
Running time
90mins

Set in rural Ireland The Matchmaker is a comedy revolving around Dicky Mick Dick O’Connor’s business of helping lonely individuals find love.

It’s a simple set and there are two actors – Anne Charleston and Jon Kenny – who perform a range of Irish characters all seeking happiness in a bygone age where no telecommunications or mobile phones are present.

It’s a good script, very amusing in parts. His correspondence with his sister in America excludes information about the complexities of dealing with difficult people. But his charges are fair. If a widow contacts him the fee is half price.

It’s a delightful play with marvelous acting but the script should have been edited. It was too long.

19-25 August, 15.00