The Communication Cord by Brian Friel

CC Poster-MS Low ResClonmel Theatre Guild is proud and delighted to announce our next dinner theatre production is Brian Friel’s comedy “The Communication Cord.” Directed by Paul Kelly, this production takes to the stage on 30th March – 2nd April 2016 in Raheen House Hotel.

The Communication Cord centres around scheming barrister Jack McNeilis and his hapless friend, junior lecturer Tim O’Donoghue, and their attempts to get bombastic Senator Dr Donovan to allow his daughter Susan to be Tim’s fiancée and, hopefully, at the same time secure a fulltime lecturing position for him.

To impress the senator, Jack brings Tim to his cottage in Donegal, which Tim pretends is his. The problem is that Tim is a high-strung academic who is nervous and not really comfortable about going through with the plan of pretending the house is his. So from the moment Susan and her father show up, things spiral hilariously out of control as Tim starts feeding ePlay Coververybody a different story, and then fights to keep his deception from unravelling completely.

With a wonderful strong cast which includes some new faces and directed by Paul Kelly, who is himself no stranger to the stage, this play promises to be a huge hit with Clonmel audiences.