Friday February 7th @ 8pm. Tickets €15/€12. Box Office: 047 39777

Black Pigs Dyke Theatre Company presents “Golden Jackets and Black Bow Ties” by Joe Hanratty

In this new play, Johnny Johnston and Mick Garrett are two veteran musicians whose long musical careers look set to end playing in small pubs in the local area where they get little attention and even less adulation. Then out of the blue comes a chance to play a big gig which fires their enthusiasm for they do. But as they start rehearsing, something they rarely do, we begin to get some insight into the relationship between these two men and why they still feel the need play to punters who don’t listen. In this comedy where Buddy Holly looms large, where they attempt to make a funeral singer a star and where a sceptical drummer keeps them in check, these two long time friends, with the help of Johnny’s wife Mary, discover their need for recognition in whatever guise it comes.    

Supported by the Creative Ireland Programme and Monaghan County Council