Imelda May, starring in a new production of Mother of All the Behans, plays 3Olympia Theatre from Tuesday 15th to Saturday 26th August 2023
From the book by Brian Behan, the show is adapted & directed for the stage by Peter Sheridan. Additional material by Rosaleen Linehan
Tickets priced from €21.50 including booking fee & €1.50 restoration levy on sale with www.ticketmaster.ie.
*Extra Performances Added Due to Phenomenal Demand*
An extra week of performance has been announced for Mother of all the Behans at the 3Olympia Theatre due to phenomenal demand.
Opening at 3Olympia Theatre from 15 August, the extra dates will run from 21 August. Tickets for the extra dates are on sale now from Ticketmaster.ie.
Join Imelda May for an evening of songs & stories celebrating the life of Brendan's Mammy. To mark the centenary of the birth of Brendan Behan, this new production of Mother of All the Behans is the story of his 'inspirational' mother Kathleen, a fascinating record of a remarkable life. Inspired by the songs and stories handed down through generations, this retelling is an entertaining journey through the social history of Dublin and the Behan family history.
Mother Of All The Behans 3Olympia Theatre from Tuesday 15th August for a strictly limited run. Extra performances added due to demand.
Speaking about the announcement Imelda May said: "I’m excited to announce that I’ll be playing the role of his charismatic and magnificent mother Kathleen Behan in Peter Sheridan’s wonderful play Mother Of All The Behans. Kathleen’s historical songs, colourful stories and lust for life resonate with me deeply. She’s a true Dub full of wit, wisdom, knowledge and humour that I feel I know from every woman that raised me. I love to learn, I love challenges and for my growth, both personally and as an artist, I feel it’s imperative to leave my comfort zone often and swim a little deeper each time. I’m terrified and thrilled by this project but I feel passionately about this play, this story, this period of our history and culture and most importantly this woman".