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Pat Shortt

Monday, 11 January 2010

Pat Shortt in The Hall

"Following the phenomenal success of You Won't Get Away With that Here, Pat Shortt returns with his hilarious new live show The Hall. Set in the community hall of a small rural town, The Hall features an array of madcap characters brought to life in Pat Shortt's inimitable style.

When the local drama group stage a gala fundraising concert to raise money for their latest production, things don't quite go to plan, with hilarious consequences. Gerry, the hall caretaker is shocked to find the hall full of punters hours before he was due to open and sets about taking control while recounting the glory days of The Hall and the past exploits of the drama group.

With the headlining act missing, Drama Group chairman, local shopkeeper and would-be comedian, Mossie Whelan enters the spotlight, with a bottle of wine to give him courage.

Against the odds, the drama group make it to the stage with In The Shadow Of The Well Of The Sorrows, a comedy/drama/tragedy/melodrama, which spills over into the audience in some rather surprising ways.

Just when it looks like the night will be a complete disaster, all is saved by the arrival of singing sensation, Dixie Walsh. Fresh from a tour of the entire diocese on the back of his hit single The Jumbo Breakfast Roll, the ever popular Dixie gets the crowd going with his latest musical offering".

Who Is The Guest?

"Pat Shortt started in comedy when he left Art College. With Jon Kenny he created 'D'Unbelievables', Ireland's most popular comedy duo. Together they performed their unique brand of comedy in theatres all over Ireland, Great Britain and The United States as well as various countries across Europe. They produced four critically acclaimed and sell-out shows as well as writing and producing chart-topping Videos.

As a solo artist Pat's first show was a sell-out. Called simply Pat Shortt Live it played more than 250 dates around Ireland. It began at the Cats Laughs Festival in Kilkenny, where it sold out before the festival even opened, the first act ever to achieve this landmark. The undoubted hit of the Festival, Pat's work was hailed as "comic genius" by the Irish Times.
His second show 'You Won't Get Away With That Here" has achieved equal success selling out shows all over the country.

An actor of note, Pat has appeared with Druid Theatre Company in their production of Martin McDonagh's The Lonesome West. Movie title's include Angela Mooney Dies Again (with Mia Farrow), This Is My Father (with Brendan Gleeson, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rae and James Caan),The Closer It Gets (with Ian Harte, Niamh Cusack and Sean McGinley) and in Man About Dog written by Belfast-born Pearse Eliot. Most recently Pat played the role of Wheeler McCoy in the movie "Strength & Honour" aswell as the lead role of "Josie" in a movie called Garage. Garage is the second feature from director Lenny Abrahamson and writer Mark O'Halloran. It picked up the CICAE Art and Essai Cinema Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. 'Garage' screened as part of the Directors' Fortnight sidebar at the prestigious French festival.
An accomplished musician Pat has recorded with many bands and toured extensively in the U.S. with the brass section of The Saw Doctors. In 2006, he scored the big hit in Ireland with the song "The Jumbo Breakfast Roll" under the guise of Showband singer Dicksie Walsh. The song was a number one hit in Ireland for six weeks with sales going 4 times platinum.
Television credits include Tom the Character in Fr. Ted, (Channel 4) and Bobby in The Fitz (BBC). Killinaskully is a hit series created by Pat for RTE, and ran for five series, the last of which was screened on RTE during 2008.

Any additional information

Pat Shortt The Hall

. Friday 15th & Saturday 16th January 2010
Moat Theatre, Naas.
Tickets on sale at Box Office (not Ticketmaster) on 045 883030

. Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd January 2010
Ballykisteen Hotel, Limerick Junction, Co Tipperary
Tickets on sale on Ticketmaster

. Friday 29th January 2010
Maritime Hotel, Bantry, Co Cork
Tickets on sale at Hotel Reception on 027 54700, Gift Shop, Bantry on 027 50457 and Ticketmaster

. Saturday 6th February 2010
Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore
Tickets on sale at Hotel Reception on 057 934 6666 and Ticketmaster

. Friday 12th & Saturday 13th February 2010
Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan
Tickets on sale at Hotel Reception on 049 4360600 and Ticketmaster

. Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st February 2010
Siamsa Tire, Tralee, Co Kerry
Tickets on sale at Box Office (not Ticketmaster) on 066 712 3055

. Friday 26th & Saturday 27th February 2010
Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny
Tickets on sale at Box Office (not Ticketmaster) on 056 776 1674

. Friday 5th & Saturday 6thMarch 2010
Everyman Theatre, Cork
Tickets on sale at Box Office (not Ticketmaster) on 021 450 1673

. Friday 12th & Saturday 13th March 2010
Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo
Tickets on sale at Hotel Reception on 071 9190400 & Ticketmaster