The Curse of the Button Accordion
Written and performed by Sharon Mannion
The New Theatre, Dublin - 23rd April - 5th May
Written and performed by comedian Sharon Mannion, this is a laugh out loud play inspired by Sharon's 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, including an in-progress piece in the Scene + Heard Festival, Smock Alley Theatre in Feb 2016, and a full length premiere in Roscommon Arts Centre, March 2017, the play has toured Carlow, Kildare, Wicklow, Leitrim, Wexford and Dundrum before embarking on its Dublin debut at The New Theatre.
"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.