The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan speaks for contemporary Ireland like no other novel. It captures the language and spirit of rural Ireland and with uncanny perception articulates the words and thoughts of a generation. Running at The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin until Saturday 23 September.
Directed and adapted for stage by Paul Brennan. This show contains strong language and is recommended for audiences of 14+
To coincide with the World Premiere of Maeve Binchy’s Minding Frankie at the Gaiety Theatre from 6-17 June, the task was set to find Ireland’s Maeve Binchy Novel.
Maeve Binchy is one of Ireland’s greatest loved writers and the Gaiety Theatre and Dubray recently set out on a search to find which of her many novels should be crowned Ireland’s favourite. Voting has been taking place online and the search took place ahead of Maeve Binchy’s Minding Frankie, adapted for stage by Shay Linehan, opening at the Gaiety Theatre on 6 June.
Today at Dubray Grafton Street Minding Frankie cast members Steve Blount and Clare Barrett announced the winner as Circle of Friends.
Runners up were: Tara Road and Light a Penny Candle
Among the other titles which were popular with readers were The Lilac Bus, Glass By The Lake and Minding Frankie.
Maeve Binchy’s Minding Frankie is a family love story. Adapted for stage by Shay Linehan, produced by Breda Cashe and directed by Peter Sheridan, this will be the first time that a Maeve Binchy novel will be brought to life on stage. The production will run at the Gaiety from 6 June until 17 June. Get your tickets here.