Happy Birthday Dear Alice by Bernard Farrell
‘Oh Mona is a god-send at any bereavement……at the undertakers they say she has a great way with the corpses.’
Happy Birthday Dear Alice is Bernard Farrell’s much loved and hilarious comedy on the savage politics of a dispersed, suburban family to commit their aging yet resilient mother to the uncertain fate of a nursing home.
It is at once a deeply moving love story and a ruthlessly comic dissection of Irish family life from the master of dark comedy.
Directed by Jim Nolan and produced by Four Rivers, Happy Birthday Dear Alice has been described as Farrell’s most complete and fully realised play. The stellar cast includes Catherine Byrne (Fair City); Mark Lambert (Breakfast on Pluto) and Mark Fitzgerald (Vikings: Valhalla).
“Red hot play…a huge hit”: Irish Independent
“Lovely, funny and touching”: The Irish Times