Wednesday, 5 December 2012

One Week Till We Are Dea...Brownbread.

It's one week to showtime. This time next week we'll be getting ourselves ready for the first night(Wednesday 14th) of it's four night run for Brownbread.

Brownbread originally ran in the SFX centre in Dublin, Roddy Doyle is quoted as saying that the SFX centre was not what you would call a 'good theatre'. It was used for Bingo, Disco's and heavy metal concerts.
We can see a lot of resemblance between the Abbey Hall and the SFX centre. 
There's many a man around Graig who will never forget the famous 2fm disco's that Ray Darcy used to play for...or the time Boyzone came and played a gig.

Roddy Doyle said that the Passion Machine Theatre Company made the SFX Centre a theatre & we hope to do the same for the Abbey Hall.
Anyone who came to Bittersweet Graffiti in April may remember how the hall looked,what we can tell you now is that it is very different.
All in all it's seven days to kick off,we are excited and we can't wait to see you all there.
It's time for us to get to work,the next seven days will be hectic.
We either put the work in now..or we are Brownbread.

Brownbread By Roddy Doyle runs in The Abbey Hall Graiguenamanagh December 12th to 15th.

Door 7:30 Show 8:00.

Tickets 7 Euro. Ticket Bookings on 087-9439979

Tickets also available to buy in Nuala Barrons.

Note: Strong Language Used Throughout.

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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Kelly-Ann Whelan On Making Brownbread.

Firstly, I would like to say how honoured I was to be asked to Direct “BrownBread”, I have helped out in previous shows that Sparks Productions have put on stage and I had really enjoyed it so to be asked to direct this show was a huge opportunity for me and I am very grateful.

Directing “BrownBread” has so far been very enjoyable, exciting and tough at times. I have to commend each and every member of the cast as they really work so hard every week in making sure that this production will be the biggest and best yet! We have great laughs but work very hard at the same time and now in the build-up to the opening night we are working even harder. People tend to forget that we all have lives outside this and so people need to give this cast what they deserve which is huge credit. They have made my job very easy and are all great people to work with.

In the beginning I was very relaxed about the whole thing as I have no experience in directing so was unsure what the job actually entailed but after a few wise words from Mr Adrian Kavanagh I was not long about getting into action.

When this show is over, I can truly say I will miss all the cast and the “craic” we had up in the freezing cold tigeen over the past six weeks. But one thing is for sure with such a great cast and production team this play will not be forgotten in a hurry. It has been a great adventure for both me and I’m sure for the cast too and I hope that people can see the hard work and effort that has gone into it.So as the Director of “BrownBread” I hope to see each and every one of you at this great production. It would be a sin to miss it! Whaaa!!!!Thank YouKelly-Ann Whelan

Brownbread by Roddy Doyle runs in the Abbey Hall Graiguenamanagh December 12th to 15th for four nights,Wednesday to Saturday.

Tickets are 7 Euro and can be booked on 087-9439979.

Doors 7:30 Show 8:00.

Note: Strong Language Used Throughout.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Back To The Abbey Hall.

We'll be honest,it's been an absolutely hectic week for Spark Productions. We're less than three weeks to hitting the stage and Brownbread is really starting to warm up...Cheers to for that one and that lovely piece on the upcoming production.
Today is the first day that we hit the stage to rehearse the show. It's going to be long and tedious but it has to be done to get the show the way we want it.
It's no lie when we say that this will be our biggest production yet and we want to make to most of it. When you have a name like Roddy Doyle on the poster we don't want to throw out any ole performance, with this we really want to impress and we must say that since our last show...Bittersweet Graffiti, we have learned a lot.

We want to improve upon where we felt we slipped up on with Bittersweet Graffiti. Details such as lighting & sound, and we can unsure you, we got our hands on a rig of lights during the week with enough power that it will make Las Vegas look like a joke.
When dealing with a production as big as this it can be very easy to slip under the weight of it all, but it's nice to be able to say we have it all in order, but the next two weeks will be full on.
A wise man once told us that directing is 90% casting and from this show we have really learned what that means.
The cast have been amazing,hard-working, dedicated and completely professional. The same can also be said for the crew. 
About three months of work has gone in to this show, from the rehearsal stage of production and when your unable to pay people and your asking to take up there free time it can be hard, but you still need enthusiasm and a hard work ethic and by god these lads have by the barrel full.
As we said it's now time to make our way back to the Abbey Hall, but this time we're ready.

Brownbread by Roddy Doyle runs in the Abbey Hall December 12th to 15th.

Tickets 7 euro. Ticket Bookings. 087-9439979.

Doors, 7:30. Show, 8:00.

Note: Strong Language Used Throughout.

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Thursday, 8 November 2012

What Is 'Brownbread'?

We are now six weeks off to the show opening in the Abbey Hall stage,December 12th to 15th and with that we decided we should talk a little about our cast and what the show is all about.

'Brownbread' was first produced by Passion Machine Theatre Company in 1987, featuring Brendan Gleeson.

The play is set in Barrytown in the upstairs bedroom of a corporation house. Three unemployed young fella's Ao, Donkey and Johnner have been off playing golf in their local field. While playing golf the ball gets lost and the boys stumble across a gun...and this is when the wildness begins.

With no Derek & Thelma or Block busters on the telly, the boys decide the best thing to do with the gun is kidnap a bishop and keep him hostage, the business wha?

With the bishop held hostage this is the best idea the boys have ever had but they may just be in more trouble than they realize. With the guards, the army and Mr.Farrell arriving to get the boys and the bishop out of the house in one piece and most importantly alive. it said's in the script 'getting themselves in to some serious shit'.

The boys ain't going down without a fight though and don't intend to give the bishop up that easy.

The boys are packing heat and they mean business, this is one day Barrytown is never going to forget.

Starring James Kilbride, Thomas Drennan, Adrian Kavanagh, David Behan, Mark Bolger, Jim Kielty, Jackie Douglas, Edel Bolger, Eoin MacNamara & Paul Hickey as the Bishop.

'Brownbread' is Directed by Kelly-Ann Whelan.

Running December 12th to 15th in The Abbey Hall Graiguenamanagh Co.Kilkenny.

Tickets 7 Euro. Ticket Bookings 087-9439979

Doors 7:30 Show 8:00

Warning: Strong Language Used Throughout.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

The Director Who's Making 'Brownbread'.

With rehearsals in full swing and we are now just about six weeks off from 'Brownbread' hitting the stage it's about time we talked about who is directing 'Brownbread'.

When it comes to directing a show,especially something as big as this, which we can say, will be our biggest production to date, we needed someone who would really grab the bull by the horns and hold nothing back...and by god we have that person.

Ladies and Gentlemen allow us to introduce to you Miss Kelly-Ann Whelan. Look at her there, all dickie bowed up and having the crack.

Kelly-Ann is someone in particular we have wanted to work with for a long time,since we started really. And we are absolutely delighted to have her on board.

She hasn't been seen on stage since Duiske College did there famous variety show back in 2008 where she played Sister Theresa in the schools version of Sister Act...she was amazing.

Although she won't be on stage,we hope to change all that next year, but that's for another day.

When it comes to putting a production together, it's important for each individual not to take too much on, otherwise your production can falter. Bringing a show together, is a team effort, with each person's role playing a vital part. 

This is one of the most important lessons Spark Productions has learned over the year. Never be afraid to trust someone with a role, no matter how big or small. Learning this has proved successful for us, seeing that with a team effort and everyone working to their best ability will give better results and also help ease the stress of trying to make it a success. We can see already from this production how much easier it has been to bring the whole thing together without one person taken on too much, and everyone has stepped up to the plate.

Saying that it also needs a leader. And Kelly-Ann is just that person.

From November things are really going to heat up in the office and as we have said before we are holding no prisoners with this show. 

Monday, 22 October 2012

Spark Productions Are 'BrownBread',

It was in the early hours of Friday the 19th that we announced our new show.
A comedy by Roddy Doyle called 'Brownbread'.
For the past few weeks we have been quietly working away like little elves on this production and we are delighted that it has been finally announced.

But what is 'Brownbread'? 
Other than a nutritional food, it is also Dublin Slang meaning Screwed.

As usual we are not going to say much. But we will say a few things. 
This production sees Spark Productions being shaken up a bit. With previous 'Sparks' who have worked on our past two show's gone in to there last year of college, there is a whole new ensemble team for this show.

We are delighted to have a new director on board. Someone that we have wanted to work with for a long time. But we will save her for another blog.

'Brownbread' was read around the time 'BitterSweet Graffiti' was coming to it's end and we knew instantly it was to be our next show.

Having sold out two show's with an unknown writer we are now keen to see what a writer with name value can do for us.

We are also delighted to say with all our hearts that this is no f****** love story.
With this one we are packing heat and we mean business.

Like the Van,The Commitments and the Snapper, 'Brownbread' is set in the fictional 'Barrytown' in Dublin. And we are delighted to have arrived there.

We also have a few surprises casting wise that you won't have expected but like the director we will save that for another blog.

We are fiercely excited about this production and we can promise you, you won't regret coming to this show.

But For now we will leave you with our teaser poster.

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Home Away From Home.

It's been quite some time since we've posted anything on the old blog and it's about time we changed that. It's been quite the busy past few months for all the 'Sparks'.
Some went away travelling and some came back.Some went off and worked in other shows and some spent their time driving around in cars howling at people.
But work is set to kick back in.
With this latest blog we would like to announce that we finally have a home to call our own.

The Tigeen.
Look at her there a great bunch of stone.
The tigeen as it is known in Graiguenmanagh is now our new home. We were giving the keys to the city as it were during the week and we are delighted,also handy enough it is right beside Abbey Hall, where we staged 'Bittersweet Graffiti' in April.

The Tigeen before us was used as a rehearsal area for the great Graiguenamanagh Brass Band and now it belongs to us. Their was even a kettle and some mugs left for us when we arrived.
It's great to finally have a place to rehearse, have meetings and generally somewhere we can go without having to worry about intruding on someone else's property.
We would like to especially thank Derry Gahan who helped us with this and at the same time Alison Allan who have been solid supporters since we started last year.

As for Spark Productions itself, the company is really looking forward to getting back in to action and this space is going to be used a lot over the coming months, but we will have more news on that later.
For now all we can say is watch this space,we may just have a few surprises to come.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Come To The 'Spark' Side.

In a couple of months 'Spark Productions' will have been going for one year.
It's mad to think that,but what a year it has been.Two show's,a lot of phone calls,a lot of late nights and diet coke by the barrel full.

From 'Tully's' to the 'Boathouse' it's been an amazing few months, and as we make plans for the coming months and for the coming year, the 'Sparks' are on the lookout.

We are on the look out for people aged 15 and up to join the 'Spark Production's' team.
We are looking for people who are talented,enthusiastic,can work as part of a team and who are up for a lot of banter.If you think your this type of person,then you may just have a place here with us.

We are looking for people interested in all aspect's of theatre form the crew up to the cast.
We want writer's,actors,director's,light and sound producer's and people who would just like to lend a hand during our production's.

How do you get involved?Simple all you have to do is email us here at, with some details about yourself,who you are and such and what part your interested in!It's that simple,we would also appreciate a c/v and a headshot if available,but other than that,just email us!

If you feel you have what it takes,then send us an email and who know's you could be joining the 'Spark Production's' team in the coming months.
Best of Luck!

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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Julie Ralph talks Bittersweet.

When adrian approached me about helping him find actors for a mysterious production I was more than happy to help and put my own name forward staight away, as I always had a liking for theatre and I felt this will ignite the flame...

 So one fine summers day I found myself standing in the duiske in front of 3 people who were clearly having the time of their lives, it then hit me this could be fun :) two months later 'One for the Road' was under way and I was Katy.. A character that surprisingly suited me... Shortly after 'One for the Road' was done I got a lovely phonecall from Adrian, wondering if I'd like to be one of the Producers for 'BitterSweet Graffiti' I obliged not really knowing what I was getting myself in for.. 

The transition from acting to producing was strange but as it got closer to casting actors I found myself settle into the role (getting used to the'did I catch you at a bad time' phonecalls) before I knew it rehearsals had started and things began to take shape!! With BitterSweet Graffiti now only one week away, I can honestly say I much prefer the work behind the scenes although it can be stressful.. 

But with the help of Una Dalton I've managed to keep my wits about me and look forward to seeing all the hard work pay off.. BitterSweet Graffiti has a wonderful youthful talented cast, a spectacular writer and a backroom team to beat the Band.. Spark Productions is a force to be reckoned with, great ideas for the future and a family that just keeps Growing. Its safe to say I'm proud to be a Spark ;) Its a show not to be missed .... So get booking your tickets !!!!

We are not long left now until opening night!Only nine days to be precise!So there's going to be serious work done in these next few days to get everything in tip top shape!

'BitterSweet Graffiti' runs in the Abbey Hall Graiguenamanagh Co.Kilkenny for four nights April 5th to 8th.

Opening night tickets are 5 euro.
Friday to Sunday tickets are 10 euro.
7 euro tickets available for Students,O.A.P's and social welfare recipients.

Ticket Bookings on 087-9439979.

'BitterSweet Graffiti' is Written and Directed by Adrian Kavanagh.

Produced by Julie Ralph and Una Dalton.

All Photography by David Ryan.

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Thursday, 15 March 2012

The Day we Did The Poster Shoot!

The day we did the poster shoot was a lot of fun.And their was a couple of Graiguenamanagh locals thinking to themselves 'what the fuck is happening here?'.

Above you can see Nicola Whitty doing her best playboy shoot impression.
Nicola Whitty plays 'Caoimhe' in 'BitterSweet Graffiti', 'Caoimhe' is not as seductive as this in 'BitterSweet Graffiti'.
Nicola Whitty made her stage debut with us as 'Drunk girl number 2' in 'One For The Road'
When not acting she spends her time going to college and serving up the finest rolls a man could ever eat.
She may also text you saying that 'She Love's you''s all lies.

Here we see Adrian Kavanagh and Nicola Whittly having the lols and the bants in good old fashion by the boathouse.
Adrian Kavangh was unsure whether they were doing 'L' for Love or 'L' for Loser.He went along with it anyway.

Aine Ryan pictured above looking all sweet and innocent...she's anything but...joke.She's lovely!
Aine Ryan play's 'Adoria in 'BitterSweet Graffiti' and instead of going to classes in college she now spends her time waiting in the library and sneaking up behind every Spanish student she finds,bringing them off and making them help her get her Spanish down to a tee.
You could say describe Aine Ryan in many ways...but one thing she sure committed.

What a smile!Matthew Murphy who appears as 'Kieran' in 'BitterSweet Graffiti' makes his debut with 'Spark Productions'.We consider him the 'Demba Ba' of theatre.
When not acting he likes to swim and impress the ladies with his rowing skills.
He also plays guitar with his ultimate party band 'Shift the couch'.
He also went to America once and met a lovely cheerleader,they shifted once and haven't skyped since.Long distance never works out.

To finish this blog off, here we have 'The Girl In The Yellow Aran Jumper' played by Aine Maher.
Aine Maher is also making her debut with 'Spark Productions and appears to be loving it so far.
When not acting she can be found serving cocktails...she makes a mean cocktail.
She also likes to dance and sing in her car when nobody is watching.She can also do a great impression of Adrian Kavanagh.

There is a few more characters to unveil yet but we are saving that for another time.We fear the blog may explode due to an overwhelming amount of sexiness.

'BitterSweet Graffiti' runs in the Abbey Hall Graiguenamanagh Co.Kilkenny for four nights April 5th to 8th.

Opening night tickets are 5 euro.
Friday to Sunday tickets are 10 euro.
7 euro tickets available for Students,O.A.P's and social welfare recipients.

Ticket Bookings on 087-9439979.

'BitterSweet Graffiti' is Written and Directed by Adrian Kavanagh.

Produced by Julie Ralph and Una Dalton.

All Photography by David Ryan.

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Caoimhe,Charlie and 'the girl in the yellow aran jumper'.

Here it is!Poster number two for 'BitterSweet Graffiti'.
We will be unleashing the final poster for the show soon,but let's talk about that just yet!
It's time for us to introduce to you some more of the characters!

From Left to Right!

Caoimhe, Just back interailing for the summer,she has her heart set on having a few pints by the fire in O'Sheas. And while she swears she didn't get with any baguettes on her travels, someone definitely has an eye on her, and she has her eye on someone too.'Caoimhe' is played by Nicola Whitty who last appeared for us in 'One For The Road' as 'Drunk girl number two'.She misses that character..a lot.

Charlie, The oldest of the gang,spends his days working in the second hand bookshop, dreaming about 'The Girl In The Yellow Aran Jumper' whom he met once and has been besotted ever since.'Charlie' is played by Adrian Kavanagh who last appeared for us as 'Daniel' in 'One For The Road'.He is also writer and directer and funnily enough he looks quite similar to that 'Adrian Dawson' fella who wrote and directed 'One For The Road'.He fucked off with a bag of cash and hasn't been seen since.

'The Girl In The Yellow Aran Jumper', The object of Charlie's affection.She's a cool and colorful girl and is about to arrive in Graiguenamangh to help out with the ceili,and see these Spanish girls in action.'G.I.Y.A.J' is played by Aine Maher who makes her 'Spark' debut with us.She's loves being the 'G.I.Y.A.J'.

Opening night tickets are going fast,so if you want the cheap tickets then book them fast!There's only three weeks left at the most until opening night.And with time moving fast,it's going to be a hectic few weeks in the 'Spark Productions' office....There will be diet coke by the barrowful.

'BitterSweet Graffiti' runs in the Abbey Hall Graiguenamanagh Co.Kilkenny from April 5th to April 8th.

Doors are half seven,and the show is 8:00.

Tickets have now gone on sale and can be booked by phoning 087-9439979.

Opening night tickets are 5 euro. Friday to Sunday tickets are 10 euro but 7 euro tickets can be availed of if you are an O.A.P, student or have a social welfare card.

'BitterSweet Graffiti' is written and directed by Adrian Kavanagh.
Produced by Julie Ralph and Una Dalton.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

BitterSweet Tickets.

We've got tickets.
Tickets have just gone on sale for 'BitterSweet Graffiti' and here they are,have a look,ain't they lovely.

Designed by Una Dalton who is also producing the show she's done a top job on them.
And spent her time with the scalpel in her lamh carefully cutting them out.

Ticket sales are picking up nicely with the opening night 5 euro tickets leading the way,so it's recommended that you book your's early.

We're only four weeks left until opening night so there's going to be a lot of work going on in the Spark Productions headquarters so there will be a lot of fags smoked, tea drank, all round banter and plenty of diet coke to boot.

'BitterSweet Graffiti' Runs April 5th to 8th, in the Abbey Hall Graiguenamanagh Co.Kilkenny.

Opening Night Tickets are 5 Euro.

Friday to Sunday Tickets are 10 Euro.

7 Euro Tickets can be availed of if you are a Student, O.A.P or have a social welfare card.

Ticket Booking by 087-9439979

Starring Ben Clifford, Donna Doyle, Adrian Kavanagh, Aine Maher, Matthew Murphy, Aine Ryan, Megan Stacey and Nicola Whitty.

Written And Directed by Adrian Kavanagh

Produced by Julie Ralph and Una Dalton.

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Saturday, 3 March 2012

Kieran, Adoria and Rob.

Well this is it. The first of our main posters for 'BitterSweet Graffiti'.
As you can tell David Ryan has done a top notch job designing our posters and he has a few tricks left his sleeve.
The poster itself was shot on location at the actual boathouse.
It was a cold day and Aine Ryan felt it but being the professional she is,she took it in her stride.

But Allow us to introduce the characters.

From left to right.

Kieran, The enviromental loving, babhran playing hopelessly in love with Adoria played by Matthew Murphy.

Adoria, The sweet Spanish girl trying to learn English and at the same time trying to figure out what a debs is played by Aine Ryan.

Rob, an obnoxious tough guy who believes he know's how to keep the ladies sweet played by Shane Pearson.

Apart from Aine Ryan who last appeared in 'One For The Road', Shane and Matthew make their stage debut with Spark Productions.

'BitterSweet Graffiti' runs in the Abbey Hall Graiguenamanagh Co.Kilkenny from April 5th to April 8th.

Tickets have now gone on sale and can be booked by phoning 087-9439979.

Opening night tickets are 5 euro. Friday to Sunday tickets are 10 euro but 7 euro tickets can be availed of if you are an O.A.P, student or have a social welfare card.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Graffiti Hall..

We are now just at the halfway point for rehearsals and the show is really starting to come together.
It's been some long hours, but the cast and crew have been putting in a top notch effort,just so they can entertain everyone and hopefully get some shifts.

'One For The Road' which appeared in The Duiske Inn last August found us rehearsing and putting a show in somewhere that could feel quite intimate.We also really enjoyed the fact that the show itself was set in a bar so when we asked ourselves where we could do it?Where better than a bar itself.

This time around, everything has changed and we say everything has changed we mean everything!
Last time found us performing a show, literally right in front of  people. This time we are getting used to having a stage and a larger area to work with.

At this point you may have guessed that the show will be performed in The Hall in Graiguenamanagh, and we love it. I believe we will be the first show in there to reopen this building full of stories about discos, drink, dances, boyzone and Ray Darcy.

Having a stage really does but us in a whole new scenario, and the cast have realized this. Although we have a large area to work with, we still plan on creating a very intimate show. Like our last show which seated approximately seventy people a night, we are going to be doing the same with this one.

There's only at most five weeks to opening so we will be hitting the ground running from March on-wards. Tickets are set to go on sale soon...very soon. And their may be some deals on those bad boys if you catch them early.

'BitterSweet Graffiti' comes to the Hall in Graiguenamanagh April 5,6,7 and 8.
Written and Directed By Adrian Kavanagh.
Produced by Julie Ralph and Una Dalton.
All Photography by David Ryan.
'BitterSweet Graffiti' comes to Graiguenamanagh for a limited run with limited seating.

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Thursday, 23 February 2012

August and Everything After.

We are nearing the end of February and at the same time we are reaching the halfway point for rehearsals. And as I can't say much about that end of things, I can say that I am happy.The cast are putting in a top notch job developing their characters and are working hard. Coming to rehearsals in between college,work and telling their other halves they can't get the shift tonight because they have to rehearse.
But we can now at his point tell you a little bit more about the show. Firstly it's set over the month of August by the boathouse. A place where many drinks have been consumed and shifts had. Many a man from Graiguenamanagh could tell you stories of romantic first kisses by this wall looking out to the river.
They could also probably tell you a few stories about drunken nights where a few of the auld extra safe, pictured above would have come in handy.
I suppose for any post leaving cert,the toughest month for them would have to be August. The C.A.O results are approaching, they could possibly be saying goodbye to their friends as they head off on their separate ways and at the same time they are all getting excited for the biggest night of the year...the debs.
The debs in Graig has become legendary with drama, fights, sex in toilets and such, but they are no doubt a great night.

The debs is also the night where a lot of couples plan on it being their first time, but your probably better off not planning anything at all, after all it may not go the way you want. It more than likely won't.
At the same time this August there is a ceili planned for some lovely Spanish girls that have arrived in Graiguenamanagh and some of the characters have literally falling over by the sight of the them.
And that's all we have to tell you for now.

'BitterSweet Graffiti' comes to Graiguenamanagh April 5,6,7 and 8th and there will be limited seating.
Written and Directed by Adrian Kavanagh. 
Produced by Julie Ralph and Una Dalton.

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This show contains strong language.

Friday, 17 February 2012

The boy meets the girl in the yellow aran jumper.

So this is a....

Yea,that's it...this is a story.A story of.....

Exactly..this is a story of boy meets girl. So let's begin with the boy....

There he is. This boy spent his days working in the Second hand book shop in Graiguenamanagh.

This book shop was not an overly busy book shop. So the boy spent his days reading the books and listening to music.

Then one sunny day in May. A Saturday to be precise. The shop wasn't busy so the boy continued reading his book that he was reading at the time and in the background he listened to some music by Prince.

While Prince played in the background,the boy in question had not noticed anyone walk in to the shop. The boy though felt as someone was there so he looked up. And there she was, the most.....

That's the word...beautiful,girl he had ever seen.The boy didn't know who she was. He asked himself the question....

 She couldn't have been from Graiguenamanagh as he had lived there his whole life. He also, on the many nights he had been out after a hard day of selling books, never saw her in any of the pubs such as The Globe or O'Sheas. All he had to go by was what she was wearing.

The girl....wore this yellow aran jumper. And the boy was astonished. This girl was everything he had ever wanted in a girl. Since he was old enough to decide what he wanted in a girl. He thought to himself...'This is what prince meant when he sang..'Your the reason that god made a girl'...She had to be the reason.
The girl in this yellow aran jumper then made her way over to him and said hello,but the boy was....

Yep he was speechless. So he quickly asked if he could help her with anything. The girl then asked for a book,but not just any old book.She asked for 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens.

The boy quickly found the book, the girl bought it and left. She left him with the exact same thing as Charles Dickens had named his famous book.
The boy was in love.

He thought to himself that him and this girl could someday be together.

And he would be happy. They would go places together.The cinema, the theatre and the zoo...the boy fecking loved penquins. She was everything he could want in a girl. So he spent his time.....

Hoping someday she would come back and he would finally get her name and ask her out. And maybe she would say yes to the boy.And after some time he would put their names together on the wall by the boathouse.

And there their names would stay forever.But....

The girl never came back. So the boy never got her name or where she was from and he definitely never got to ask her out. But he continued to wait,hoping some day he would see her again. 

'BitterSweet Graffiti' a comedy about having no regrets comes to Graiguenamanagh on April 5,6,7 and 8th. 
Written and Directed By Adrian Kavanagh and Produced by Julie Ralph.
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