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My Brilliant Divorce

"this is gorgeous stuff" The Irish Times


Deirdre O’Kane stars in My Brilliant Divorce – the hilarious but poignant story of Angela – who recently deserted by her accountant husband for a younger model finds herself adrift in a sea of weird sexual encounters, sneaky solicitors, phone-in counsellors, a bad case of hypochondria and the spectre of poverty! Should she fight to keep her husband? Or should she sign the final papers and move on?


My Brilliant Divorce opens in Galway on November 7th for one week only and will then tour to six other venues in Ireland – see full details below.  One of Ireland's best known stand up comedians, Deirdre began her career as an actress and has played every major theatre in Ireland as well as touring to Australia, Canada and the UK. Her most recent role was Jean in two sold-out runs of Dandelions at the Olympia in 2006. Acting credits on television include The Clinic (RTE), Fergus's Wedding (RTE), Paths To Freedom (RTE/BBC), and The Fitz (BBC). She also hosted and co-wrote the 10-part series of stand-up and sketches The Lounge (RTE) which included guests such as Rich Hall, Phil Nichol, Adam Hills, and Dara O'Briain. Deirdre's feature film credits include: Frida in the BAFTA-nominated Festival (Film Four), Grace in Boy Eats Girl (Element Films) and Noeleen in Intermission (Company of Wolves). This is Deirdre’s second production with Druid having previously played Miss Funny in At the Black Pig's Dyke.


Geraldine Aron was born in Galway, but spent most of her adult life in Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. She now divides her time between Cape Town and London. Geraldine’s association with Druid goes back to 1978 when Garry Hynes directed the Irish premiere of her first play, the multi-award winning Bar and Ger. Her plays, produced throughout the world, include A Galway Girl, Same Old Moon, The Donahue Sisters and The Stanley Parkers. She is the author of twelve plays produced for television and radio, and Toscanini, a screenplay directed by Franco Zeffirelli.


This national tour of My Brilliant Divorce is supported by the Arts Council Touring Experiment.  


Directed by Garry Hynes

Designed by Francis O’Connor

Lighting Design by Barry O’Brien



"..truly funny and intelligent this is a blissfully irreverent romp through divorce, dating and the search for love"

The Sunday Tribune



Irish Tour November 2007



Wed 7 Nov – Sat 10 Nov

Preview Tues 6 Nov

Town Hall Theatre, Galway             

Tel: 091 569 777


Mon 12 Nov – Weds 14 Nov

glór, Ennis                                                     

Tel: 065 684 3130


Thurs 15 Nov – Sat 17 Nov

An Grianán, Letterkenny                              

Tel: 074 912 0777


Mon 19 – Tues 20 Nov

Backstage Theatre, Longford                     

Tel: 043 47888


Weds 21 – Fri 23 Nov

Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo                         

Tel: 071 916 1518


Weds 28 – Thurs 29 Nov

The Source Arts Centre, Thurles                

Tel: 0504 90204


Fri 30 Nov – Sat 1 Dec

Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny                      

Tel: 056 776 1674







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My Brilliant Divorce
A play by Geraldine Aron
Directed by: Garry Hynes
Design: Francis O'Connor
Lighting Design: Barry O'Brien
Cast: Deirdre O'Kane
Flood Street, Galway, Ireland
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