Viking Theatre and Roundwood House present – WHERE THE WILLOW MEETS THE ASH

Sunday, May 26th, 2018 at 8pm. At Roundwood House, Mountrath, Co Laois. Preshow dinner at 6.30pm.

A runaway hit in the Viking Theatre last month, Where The Willow Meets The Ash is a serious comedy about stubborn men from the pen of an outstanding Irish writer.

It is the much-anticipated sequel to Malachy McKenna’s hugely successful and multi award winning drama, The Quiet Land, which also came to Roundwood House.

When the chaotic and easy-going bachelor farmer Bobby Ryan gets a visit from a smooth-talking Englishman, all sorts of local rivalries and ancient grudges are stirred up. Who is this mysterious blow-in? What are his intentions regarding the beautiful barmaid Polish Maria? And, more importantly, what are his plans for Nayshee’s Acres, site of the old hurling pitch and sacred among generations?
The appearance of the belligerent old neighbour, Eamon McConnell, introduces new issues in the struggle for the soul of the hillside and, ultimately, heart breaking family secrets are revealed.

Where the Willow Meets the Ash features an experienced trio of actors – Michael James Ford, Tom Lawlor and Malachy McKenna – and is directed by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh.