The Curse of the Button Accordion
Written and performed by Sharon Mannion
This is a laugh out loud play inspired by Sharon's own experiences growing up in rural Roscommon. In this heart warming coming-of-age tale Sharon introduces us to the weird and wonderful characters that have influenced her life, not least of all Frank, her button accordion.
After eighteen months of development 'The Curse' thrilled audiences in Sharon's home county of Roscommon, as well as venues in Carlow, Kildare, Wicklow, Leitrim, Wexford, Dundrum and Dublin.
And now the show is back by popular demand with Autumn 2018 venues to be announced soon..
Director: Matthew Ralli, Lighting Design: Paul Doran, Sound Design: Carl Kennedy, Producer: Melissa Nolan.
"Mannion enthralls and engrosses the audience in what is a faultless performance...riotous laughter..." The Reviews Hub
Sharon is an actor, comedian and improvisor from Co. Roscommon. She is best known for her comedy TV work: 'Bridget and Eamon' (RTE), 'Trojan Donkey' (Channel 4/RTE), Callans Kicks (RTE), Moone Boy (Sky 1) and Damo & Ivor (RTE).
She won Best Stand Up award at the inaugural Fr. Ted Festival and has been a finalist in both the UK & Ireland Funny Women and Bulmers Comedy Festival stand up competitions.
Sharon performs weekly for The Dublin Comedy Improv (International Bar, Dublin)
Roscommon County Council & Roscommon arts centre
Sharon Mannion was awarded a bursary from Roscommon County Council to develop her initial thirty minute script into a full-length play. The premiere performance in her home town was proudly supported by Roscommon Arts Centre.