The Curse of the Button Accordion 

Written and performed by Sharon Mannion

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Book Autumn 2018 touring dates

Sat 15th Sept - Nenagh Arts Centre, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

RESCHEDULED ** Thurs 20th September - Whale Theatre, Bray, Co. Wicklow **

Unfortunately the performance in Whale Theatre, Greystones has been rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologise for any inconvenience. If you have purchased a ticket please get in touch with Whale Theatre. The show is now scheduled to play in Whale Theatre on Friday 15th February 2019.

Sat 13th Oct - Trinity Arts Centre, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

Thurs 18th Oct - Friar's Gate Theatre, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick

Sat 24th Nov - St. John's Theatre, Listowel, Co. Kerry

Sat 8th Dec - Ballygar Arts Centre, Ballygar, Co. Galway


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.  

Director: Matthew Ralli, Lighting Design: Paul Doran, Sound Consultant: Carl Kennedy, Producer: Melissa Nolan, Touring technicians: Shannon Cowan & Darragh Brennan.


"Mannion enthralls and engrosses the audience in what is a faultless performance...riotous laughter..."  The Reviews Hub

Sharon Mannion

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. 



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