Latest from Laois Open Door Theatre

Latest from Laois Open Door Theatre

Laois Open Door Theatre

The Year of the Hiker by John B Keane

The Play

“The Year of the Hiker” is a tragicomic story of unrequited love set in the 1960s. Twenty years after the reprobate “Hiker” Lacey abandoned his wife and three children, he returns on the day of his daughter’s wedding. He is seeking forgiveness and a place to die. His sister-in-law has assumed the father’s role. She and each member of the family react to the homecoming in their individual manner. Tempers flair, regrets are voiced and poignant moments filled with hatred and love are shared.  Mixing humour and tragedy, laughter and tears Keane explores these emotions in a truly gripping and utterly credible tale.[g-gallery gid=”5946″ random=”1″ watermark=”1″]

The Theatre Company

Laois Open Door Theatre is a prolific amateur dramatic group active since the early 1980’s. With 40 current members it attracts new talent to practice their craft each year. Laois Open Door Theatre Group has kept community drama alive in Laois in recent years, touring within and outside the county with their high class productions of both world famous and home-grown drama, catering for all tastes from comedy and farce to tragedy and drama. A list of recent plays is shown below.

Year Play
2015 The Hen Night Epiphany
2013 It Runs in the Family
2012 Keane and Scream
2012 Rumours
2011 Philadelphia Here I Come
2010 Sive
2009 Play On
2008 Eclipse
2007 The Beauty Queen of Leenane
2006 Arsenic and Old Lace
2005 Juno and the Paycock
2004 The Cripple of Inishmaan
2003 The Plough and the Stars
2002 A Crucial Week in the Life of a Grocer’s Assistant
2001 Blinded by the Light
2000 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

The Cast and Crew

Cast: Michelle O’ Sullivan, Roxanne Byrne, Aaron Sheil, Joe Murphy, Paddy Aylesbury, Stasia Kilroy, Kevin Lalor Fitzpatrick

Backstage crew: David Corri, Eamonn Delaney, PJ Mulhall