A Couple of Blaguards

by  Frank McCourt, Malachy McCourt

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m

"MEMORABLE! The brothers McCourt bring their two best selling books to the stage...the show has a roguish appeal" - The New York Times

"An unholy amount of charm!" - The Washington Post

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    Cast Size

    2m
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Biography
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Senior

Additional Info

A Couple of Blaguards, a two-man show by literary greats Frank and Malachy McCourt, is a bubbling stew of their well-known humor with a dash of poignancy to sharpen the flavor. A comedic springboard for Angela's Ashes, 'Tis, and Malachy's A Monk Swimmin', this brilliantly structured comedy is a proven crowd-pleaser offering solid entertainment. Similar to Frank McCourt's best-selling novels, the story follows the trials of the young McCourts in poverty-stricken Limerick, Ireland, to their journey to the U.S. and Brooklyn, New York, where the young men learn to incorporate the day-to-day lessons of their hard Irish past. A story of immigration, triumph over hardship, and the love between family, A Couple of Blaguards is a theatrical event that will find a place in the heart of every audience member.Very helpful if you want to lose weight you will laugh your arse off.
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Reviews

"Memorable! The brothers McCourt bring their two best selling books to the stage...the show has a roguish appeal" - The New York Times

"An unholy amount of charm!" - The Washington Post

"Mixes the sweetness and kick of an Irish coffee." - Newsday

"Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! Do not under any circumstances miss the entertaining show A Couple of Blaguards...fast moving and furious fun...what more could you ask, than this 90 or so minutes (with intermission) of Irish fable, fun and frolic with a nip of the Blarney to enchant?" - Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £52 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Setting: Anywhere. Kitchen.
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

2m
FRANK
MALACHY
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Authors

Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt (1930-2009) taught high school and college English for three decades in New York and occasionally, Dublin. Mr. McCourt’s memoir, Angela’s Ashes, published in September of 1996 by Scribner, was honored with The Pulitzer Prize for literature, the National Book Critics Circle Award, ...

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Malachy McCourt

Malachy McCourt was born in Brooklyn, USA and from the age of three was raised in Limerick, Ireland. A very undistinguished academic career plus the need to eat led him to leave school at the age of thirteen to begin work in Ireland and England as a laborer. He returned to the land of his birth at the ...

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A Couple of Blaguards was first produced in New York City in 1985.

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