“Surviving Santa Ponsa” at Skibbereen Town Hall

Following a hugely-successful run at the Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork, Frank Twomey and Pakie O’Callaghan are taking to the road with “Surviving Santa Ponsa”

This Friday, November 2, the audience at Skibbereen Town Hall will have a chance to see the uproariously-funny sequel to last year’s smash hit “Santa Ponsa or Bust”

Written by Frank Twomey and Pakie O’Callaghan the play began life as a radio soap on 96 FM and immediately grabbed the attention of Cork audiences. The stage version of “Surviving Santa Ponsa” became one of the most successful home-grown comedies in the Everyman Palace Theatre’s history.

“Surviving Santa Ponsa” charts the adventures of two hapless Cork couples. With their husbands locked up in a Spanish jail, the two “auld dolls” have acquired two million euro by rather dubious means!

Suddenly frolicking in Brown Thomas, luring TV celebs into their homes and all the while under the close scrutiny of ruthless villain Hans Von Snicht. Will spendthrift Noreen and nymphomaniac Carmel have spent the dosh and done the dirt before Finbarr and John get out of the slammer?

The excesses of Celtic Tiger Ireland are put under the spotlight and mercilessly lampooned in this wildly funny show.

“Surviving Santa Ponsa” is directed by Michael Twomey, with set design by Lisa Zagone, lighting design is by Paul McCarthy and sound design by Barbara Szecsenyi.

Tickets for the Skibbereen show are available in advance from Thornhill Electrical, telephone 028-22557, or at the Town Hall box office from 7.30pm this Friday evening.