Spuds & Sill Proudly Present Oliver Goldsmith’s “She Stoops to Conquer”
A Hilarious Comedy at the Olympia Theatre
Two dandy Londoners head for the country to engage in some romantic courtship. What could possibly go wrong? Oliver Goldsmiths “She stoops to Conquer” serves up mistaken identities, rustic rubes, and a barmaid who isn’t what she appears to be.
Pranks and hijinks abound in this raucous 18th century comedy of big costumes, big hair, and even bigger laughs. Two well-bred young men arrive at the country estate of Mr. Hardcastle, intending to woo his daughter Kate and her cousin Constance, but when local mischief-maker Tony Lumpkin plays a practical joke on the city slickers, the Hardcastle household is launched into a dizzying, deliciously preposterous romp of mistaken identity.
In this hilarious romance that pits country manners against city snobbery, director Elva Harpin assembles a wonderfully rich and comical cast where the twist of Irish wit and English countryside collide in this eternal romantic comedy.
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In April Ireland will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Easter 1916 Rising to end British rule and the proclamation of Ireland as a republic. To mark this milestone please join us for Niall Balfe’s new play, 100. Booking is open now and we expect great interest in this unique cultural event.
Members of the Swedish Irish Society will be informed of their discount code in the email newsletter.
It is the 24th April, 2016. The President of Ireland is coming to call on Sean Boland on the occasion of Sean’s 100th birthday.
At the same time, Sean’s grandson, Al, is about to launch a war on a rival drugs gang.
Meanwhile, back in 1916, Sean’s father, Pat, has been called out by the Irish Volunteers as they make a bold strike for freedom from British rule, while his uncle is away in the trenches in France fighting against the Germans. With Ireland and Europe in turmoil, Sean’s mother Nellie is going into labour.
“100” is a brief retrospective of Irish history since the great Easter Rising of 1916 as seen through the lives of one family. Is this “the house” that Pearse “shaped in his heart”?
Just a reminder that you can buy your ticket in advance up until 3pm on Friday at which point we will close online sales. Not to worry though, thanks to the excellent theater we have this year we will have full availability on the door, 150kr and cash only of course. You’ll want a little extra cash for the intermission bar as well, we love small notes!
Booking your ticket in advance, however, helps things run more smoothly on the night. We will also be keeping the first few rows of seats for those who’ve pre-booked. Can’t wait to see you all in Skarpnäck!
If you are availing of your Swedish-Irish discount on the night please bring along your membership card or show the email with your discount code.
Tickets are now available for our three performances on the 17th and 18th of April at Kulturhuset in Skärpnäck.
Admission is 150kr and members of the Swedish Irish Society should keep an eye out for their member discount code coming by e-mail.
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Another Peace by Niall Balfe
In a small town in rural Ireland, Bernie and Paul Quinn, owners of the local shop and Post Office, are still trying to come to terms with the death, almost a year before, of their son, Stevie.
Stevie’s girlfriend Imelda is struggling to escape the confines of the family farm. His best friend, Shane, is dreaming of finding his own way out. Meanwhile, a bitter election campaign is in progress for a seat on the county council, with local girl Lisa Comerford battling to upset the status quo.
Another Peace follows their fortunes as they try to make their peace with life in modern-day Ireland.
This spring’s production will premiere a modern drama written by Stockholm-based Irish playwright Niall Balfe. We will be performing in Skarpnäck on the 17th and 18th of April. Booking will open soon, so spread the word!
*Psst* Swedish Irish Society members should keep an eye out for information on the members discount. Make sure your details and membership are up to date.