April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm€14.00 - €16.00
Set in a psychiatric hospital in 1990, at a time when patients were being rehoused in community houses, The Mental is a warm, beautiful, often funny and sometimes heart-breaking story of a man who spent four decades in care for doing a good deed.
Described as: “A superb night’s entertainment… a wonderful piece of writing and a great performance. Beautiful and without any sentimentality but true human emotion” and as “Beautiful, gentle, hilarious yet heart-breaking,” The Mental is a play not to be missed.
Written and performed by John MacKenna, widely known as a writer; actor; contributor to Sunday Miscellany on RTE and maker of documentaries; directed by Angela Keogh, music by Katie Jacques and lit by Tom Kennedy, The Mental has met with powerfully empathetic responses from audiences on its first tour.
Having premiered at VISUAL in Carlow in September 2018, The Mental toured theatres in the south east to a universally positive response, John MacKenna’s new play will tour again in April and May of 2019, coming to Nenagh Arts Centre on Saturday April 27th.