30 Jul–10 Aug

Mother of All the Behans

"Catch it if you can" - Hot Press
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Verdant Productions presents
Mother of All the Behans
Written by Brian Behan
Adapted and directed by Peter Sheridan
Preview TUE 30 & WED 31 JUL
Opening night THU 1 AUG
Live at The Everyman

Verdant Productions presents Mother of All the Behans, starring Imelda May, from the book by Brian Behan and adapted for the stage by Peter Sheridan with additional material by Rosaleen Linehan.

Following a sensational debut last summer, along with sold-out performances and an extended run due to phenomenal demand, Mother of All the Behans, starring Imelda May, will make a highly anticipated appearance at The Everyman for a limited run in summer 2024.

Join Imelda May for an evening of songs and stories celebrating the life of Brendan’s Mammy. Mother of All the Behans is the story of his ‘inspirational’ mother, Kathleen, and a fascinating record of a remarkable life. Inspired by the songs and stories handed down through generations, this retelling is a highly entertaining journey through the social history of Dublin and the Behan family history.

★★★★ “The whole makes for a highly entertaining evening, with the audience clearly enjoying both story and song…the singer’s voice: clear and pure, characterful, humorous, by turns powerful and gentle…May, thrown in at the deep end in her first theatrical role, displays comic timing and an eye for bringing characters to life, often humorously.” – The Irish Times

★★★★★ “Imelda May Triumphant in Mother of All the Behans” “Imelda carries all of this drama off brilliantly. She manages the conversational tone of the writing superbly. The jokes land, and there is laughter on and off throughout. Catch it if you can.” – Hot Press

★★★★ “She holds them in the palm of her hand as she sings songs of the olden days, just as Kathleen would have done, probably not so beautifully though. A well deserved standing ovation” – Irish Mail

★★★★ “If Kathleen Behan was around today, there’s no doubt she would approve….for a stage debut…this was certainly something to witness” – Daily Mail

★★★★ “it’s all rather magical. Taking your breath away a little… a fitting tribute to a remarkable woman” – The Arts Review

“Huge respect to May for taking on this challenge….A courageous woman depicting another courageous woman” – Irish Independent


Written by Brian Behan
Adapted and directed by Peter Sheridan
Additional material by Rosaleen Linehan
Performed by Imelda May

Ticket TUE–WED €41 | €36 | €31
THU–SAT €46 | €41 | €36

Running time 110 min | Interval

Age recommendation All

Trigger Warnings None


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