“A pitch perfect snapshot of modern Ireland, and featuring a breakout perfomance from Seána Kerslake, this remarkably assured debut mixes comedy, drama and authenticity to make a satisfying whole.”
‘Mad’ Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison for something she’d rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is maid of honour. When Charlene refuses Mary a ‘plus one’ on the grounds that she probably couldn’t find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong. But her attempts at dating are a disaster and she winds up feeling more alone – until she meets Jess and everything changes. A Date for Mad Mary is a tough and tender story about friendship, first love, and letting go of the glory days.
Director Darren Thornton and cast will attend.
Director Darren Thornton
Cast Seána Kerslake, Tara Lee, Charleigh Bailey, Denise McCormack, Siobhán Shanahan
Script Darren Thornton, Colin Thornton
Producers Ed Guiney, Juliette Bonass