hilarious play tells the stories behind the match described as
the rugby equivalent of Cobh Ramblers beating Brazil at soccer.
Witness the drama of the 'kamikaze tacklers' which turned the
tide of the game, the celebrations in Limerick when Munster had
achieved the impossible.
There is a birth, a bonfire, a wake
and a rugby match that will never be forgotten. We meet Gerry
and Lanky, on the scrounge for tickets, Gerry's wife Mary about
to have twins. We get to see two teams in training, and the rousing
pep talks from the respective coaches. The Limerick gals poking
fun at the Kiwis. In the meantime, four younger Limerick lads
are more concerned with building the best bonfire for Halloween
than any 'old rugby match'.
Alone it Stands is performed
by six actors playing a myriad of roles - Tony Ward and the Munster
team, the All Blacks and their coach, the fanatical Limerick rugby
fans desperate for tickets, the 'quality' up from Cork, a ball,
a dog and of course the Bunratty singers!
What the critics said:
"Clever, funny, brilliantly crafted
The Irish Times
"This is pure theatre;
powerful enough to move the soul, to stab your spirit awake
tour de force"
The Sunday Independent
"There isn't a dull moment
in this fast furious and very funny play."
News of the World
Alone It Stands the hilarious award-winning show by John Breen returns to Limerick to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of that amazing match when the mighty Munster team beat the socks off the Trojan All-Blacks in 1978.
Venue: LIT Millennium
Dates: 14/15/16/17 November @ 8pm
And for two nights only at The Olympia Theatre Dublin 19/20 November.