There’s great excitement about Signs of a Diva, at An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny on Thursday, February 20.
The play is produced by Graeae Theatre Company, a force for change in world-class theatre, breaking down barriers and challenging preconceptions.
The play was written by Nona Shepphard and is directed by Jenny Sealy, joint Artistic Director of the Paralympics Opening Ceremony.
It tells the story of mousey old Sue, who runs a funeral parlour in a little market town. No-one guesses she’s a Diva fanatic, in love with the songs of Whitney Houston, Dusty Springfield, Billie Holiday and Gloria Gaynor - not until she’s asked to sign the songs at a funeral.
Inspired by her performance at the funeral, nightclub owner Harry invites her to take to the stage with a cabaret slot. Putting together her favourite singer and her favourite wine, she adopts the stage name of Tammy Frascati, dons her false eyelashes, and starts a journey from funeral parlour to stardom, and possibly romance…
Caroline Parker MBE, acclaimed TV and stage Deaf actor, gives a poignant and hilarious performance in this evening of Diva hits. Delighting audiences throughout the UK with Parker’s ‘hysterical touches’ the play will be accessible to all audiences via captioned text, singed songs and audio description.
Curtain at 8pm, Tickets €15/12 on 074 912 0777 or www.angrianan.com