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Brendan O'Carroll

BRENDAN O'CARROLL  (1955 - )

Nationality:    Irish
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below is a list of Brendan O'Carroll's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Course The     For the Love of Mrs. Brown     Good Mourning Mrs. Brown     Grandad's Sure Lilly's Still Alive     How Now Mrs Brown Cow     Mrs Brown's Last Wedding     Mrs. Brown Rides Again



Course The

Brendan O'Carroll
An assorted group of no-hopers sign on for a Positive Mental Attitude course run by a conman but then the bona fide American supervisor arrives, threatening to shut down the course unless five out of six participants pass the test. The participants including a prostitute, a resting actor, a golf widow rise to the challenge, with unexpected results, high farce and a feelgood ending.

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O'Brien Press Ltd (30 Oct 1996)   978-0862784935

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full length Play/Drama

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For the Love of Mrs. Brown

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For The Love of Mrs. Brown is the fourth play in the Mrs. Brown Series by Brendan O'Carroll, preceded by Mrs. Brown's Last Wedding. The plot centers mainly around Agnes Brown finding a date over the internet for Valentine's Day. A few days away from Valentine's Day, Agnes is feeling down in the dumps. Even Grandad has a date. She is advised by Caddy to find a date over the internet. Meanwhile, Rory has found a small capsule of LSD tablets at the salon, and needs to find the owner so he can fire them. However, Mrs. Brown walks in on him talking to Dermot about it, and is forced to tell her they are for indigestion. She stores them on the windowsill and they are forgotten until the next act. Agnes feels stomach pain while talking to Betty, and remembers the tablets, with hilarious results. She jumps out of the back door dressed as a superhero. After her come down, she decides to try out internet dating, putting into Google the phrase: "Woman needs man", but the results are pornography. She then tries "Lady seeks love", but finds gigolo adverts, which she does not recognize until Caddy points out their name, Dial-A-Dick.

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-    2007

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Comedy

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Good Mourning Mrs. Brown

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the play returns to the Brown home at Larkin Court in Dublin for the sequel which follows the events following the funeral of Grandad. Along the way we get involved in Dermot's efforts to go 'straight', Father Quinn's doubting of his vocation, the final days of Maria's pregnancy, the changing of water to wine, the battle for a 50,000 insurance cheque and even a divine resurrection. All under the control (?) of Agnes Brown.

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-    2000

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Comedy

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Grandad's Sure Lilly's Still Alive

Synopsis:
Grandad's Sure Lilly's Still Alive' sees funnyman O'Carroll back in top form and showing a much more confident grasp of the playwright's craft, especially in the areas of characterisation and narrative. The eight strong cast includes Gerry Browne, Jennifer Gibney, Ester Doorley, Martin Dempsey, Claire Mullen, Derek Reddin and, of course, O'Carroll himself. The play is an exploration of growing old, full of O'Carroll's rich comedy but also his sympathetic understanding of the problems of growing old.

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-    1997

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Comedy

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How Now Mrs Brown Cow

Synopsis:
She's back for PART FIVE of the Mrs Brown trilogy. Come and have a great fun filled night out at the World Premiere of How Now Brown Cow. How Now Brown Cow is the fifth play in Brendan O'Carroll's hilarious Mrs Brown series, following the huge success of For The Love Of Mrs Brown , Brendan has chosen to come back to Manchester yet again. Word has it that Brendan hasn't written the script for this show yet, so you never know what may happen. One thing you're sure of is a night you'll never forget, filled to the brim with Agnes Brown antics and hysteria. So come along and join in the fun and frolics with Agnes Brown and all the family. How Now Brown Cow, a night out not to be missed.

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Mrs Brown's Last Wedding

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The show is based on the enormously popular Irish radio character and the film version of Brendan's first novel, The Mammy. Upon its release in 1994 The Mammy sold over 100,000 copies in Ireland alone. The film release of Agnes Brown was directed by and starred Angelica Houston, who used Brendan's screenplay for the film. The play sees Agnes trying to plan her son Trevor's wedding to the posh Maria aided by her gay son and his lunatic hairdresser boyfriend. A hen party, a stag party and a dinner party all ensue with these madcap Dubliners.

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Mrs. Brown Rides Again

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After overhearing a plot by her children to have her put in a home, Agnes decides to prove them wrong by displaying a new lease of life. However this is not going to be as easy as it seems, for along the way she must deal with. . .The psychiatrist trying to put her in her place - or maybe away!. . .Her son's gay partner who wants to give birth. . .Her neighbours wait for a heart bypass. . .The prize raffle that never was.. And worst of all, a family secret that everyone seems to know except her.

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-    2004

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Genre:
Comedy

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