Keane’s ‘The Matchmaker’ on stage in Coleraine


‘The Matchmaker’ based on the novella “Letters of a County Matchmaker” by John B Keane, one of Ireland’s most celebrated writers, returns to The Riverside Theatre, Coleraine tonight (Friday, November 3).

The production stars Mary McEvoy known for her role as Biddie in the long running RTE series Glenroe. Irish Actor and comedian Jon Kenny joins Mary in this two-hander.

Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy.

The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O’Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Keane, an avid observer of people and the cultures that bind and create their view of the world uses “The Matchmaker” as an exploration of rural loneliness.

Tickets £15 and £13. 028 70 123 123 and from