Jean Farrell reads from diaries spanning six decades. These follow the lives of herself and her friends – Mary Black, Mary Brown, Mary Green, Mary White, Mary Grey and Mary Golden.
Excerpts from the diaries are interspersed with songs from the different eras. The audience is brought on a journey depicting the social history of the time. This journey of self-discovery is laced with one-liners guaranteed to make you laugh heartily!
Written and narrated by Jean Farrell, with supporting actress/singer Catherine Gallagher.
Reviews: ‘A truly joyous and wryly subversive show, Jean Farrell has tapped into some universal truths here that resonate far beyond Catholic Ireland. This is Father Ted from a female perspective, and, like that much-loved sitcom, manages to find the warmth in some chilling corners of living under the thumb of the church. Most importantly, The Six Marys is very, very funny which may explain seven full houses in The Whale Theatre.’ Ross McParland Director of The Whale Theatre, Greystones, Dublin.
‘I have come to see it six times in The Mill Theatre, in Dublin – and I laughed just as much last night as I did the first time!! I thought the lady beside me would explode with the laughter!! Your script really hits the spot- it is the story of all our lives!! Congratulations!!’ Bernadette. Dundrum
‘It was the best show I ever saw – and I’ve seen plenty.’ Woman in Clonmel.
‘Totally was so impressed. Mum and I laughed the whole way through! Fantastic.‘ Dawn, Birr.
‘Jean, many many congrats on your play. So funny, so observant of life and so true’. Anne, Cork.
Running Time: 1 hour with no interval
- 60 minutes