Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is having a one-night stand
Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is having a one-night stand – with the whole world! And you’re invited!
Watch Ross in action wherever you are. From Cork to New York, Bray to LA, Lisburn to Brisbane, Limerick to Sydney, Milltown to Capetown. Save the date, and make it a proper night in with the Rossmeister General!
Landmark Productions presents ROSS O’CARROLL-KELLY | POSTCARDS FROM THE LEDGE by Paul Howard | Directed by Jimmy Fay | Starring Rory Nolan as Ross
Broadcast live from Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray to homes all around the world
Live broadcast – 8pm, Saturday 15 May, 2021 | On Demand – Sunday 16 May – 23 May
Acclaimed as ‘Ireland’s answer to Homer Simpson’ (Irish Independent) and ‘a comic icon to compare with Alan Partridge or Adrian Mole’ (Sunday Business Post), Ross O’Carroll-Kelly takes his rightful place in the spotlight once again – but this time he’s beaming himself directly into the homes of his legions of fans.
Landmark Productions presents Ross O’Carroll-Kelly’s Postcards from The Ledge live on stage, for one night only. The Rossmeister General will be coming to you live from Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray to homes all around the world on Saturday 15 May. The show will also be available to watch on demand from Sunday 16 until 23 May. Tickets from €20 including booking fee are on sale now.
Written by Paul Howard and directed by Irish Times Theatre Award winner Jimmy Fay, the show stars the award-winning actor Rory Nolan, who has played Ross since his first stage incarnation 14 years ago.
Speaking about his one night stand – with the whole world, Ross O’Carroll-Kelly said: “The Rossmeister General is coming to your gaff! And the lockdown isn’t going to stop me! That’s right, people! I’m taking my act from the stage – and into your bedroom! Or your living room! As a matter of fact, you could go totally mad and enjoy me in every single room in the house! My one-man show, ‘Postcards from the Ledge’, is returning – and it’s being live-streamed. So whether you live in Foxrock or New York, Cork or Cape Town, Limerick or Sydney, you can have me over for the night. Call it a date. And as usual, there are no strings attached.”
Speaking about the announcement, Paul Howard said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that ‘Postcards from the Ledge’ is going to be staged again and that it’s going to be done for an online audience. I’m particularly happy that people will get another chance to marvel at Rory Nolan’s masterful, two-hour performance, which drew standing ovations in live venues all over the country. He is a truly world class actor and I feel privileged that he’s going to be stepping into Ross O’Carroll-Kelly’s Dubes once again.”
Producer Anne Clarke of Landmark Productions said: “Bringing Ross O’Carroll-Kelly to the stage has been an incredible journey, ever since the first production of The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger, way back in 2007. That was a different world, but some things don’t change – the sheer brilliance of Paul Howard’s writing, the comic genius of Rory Nolan, the careful stewardship of Jimmy Fay. I am thrilled that the journey continues, and is now going global for the first time. I can’t wait to see the gospel according to Ross spread around the world!”
Postcards from the Ledge is the fourth Ross O’Carroll-Kelly stage play, following the hugely successful trilogy of Breaking Dad (which played at the Gaiety to sell-out audiences an unprecedented three times in 2014, 2015 and 2016), Between Foxrock and a Hard Place (2010-2011) and The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger – famously written before the crash, in 2007.
Postcards from the Ledge is presented by Landmark Productions as part of a nationwide virtual tour to venues including Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray; UCH Limerick; Cork Opera House; Pavilion, Dún Laoghaire; Town Hall Theatre, Galway; An Grianán, Letterkenny; Backstage Theatre, Longford; Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise; glór, Ennis; Siamsa Tíre,Tralee; The Courthouse Arts Centre, Wicklow and Wexford Arts Centre.
The year is 2029 and Ireland is in the midst of an economic boom. Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is about to turn 50 – and life could not be better for him. His wife, Sorcha, is the Taoiseach. His triplet boys are the backbone of the Castlerock College Junior Cup team. And he still does alright with the ladies. But Ross’s daughter, Honor, is about to get married and that’s when the trouble really begins.
Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is the star of the much-loved, best-selling series of books, and a weekly column in the Irish Times, by the award-winning writer, Paul Howard. Rory Nolan’s masterful performance as Ross has been drawing standing ovations since he first brought Ross to life on stage 14 years ago. Now you can applaud him from every room in your house!
Ross O’Carroll-Kelly Postcards from the Ledge
Live Broadcast + Post-Show Talk
8pm, Saturday 15 May, 2021 followed by post-show talk.
Paul Howard and Rory Nolan in conversation with Irish Times columnist, Róisín Ingle.
Tickets from €20
Ross O’Carroll-Kelly Postcards from the Ledge On-Demand + post-show talk Sunday 16 May – Sunday 23 May
Tickets from €20
Join writer Paul Howard and actor Rory Nolan in conversation with Irish Times columnist Róisín Ingle after the show. Tickets €5 available to buy when booking your live or on-demand ticket. Duration: 30 minutes approx.
- ★★★★ IRISH DAILY MAIL ‘two hours of unadulterated fun’
- ★★★★ IRISH DAILY MAIL ‘Nolan absolutely excels keeping the audience in the palm of his hands… Long may he reign’
- MAIL ON SUNDAY – ‘a joy … Paul Howard is a brilliant comic writer’
- SUNDAY BUSINESS POST – ‘magnificent… wonderful performance’
- SUNDAY INDEPENDENT ‘genius… incomparable performance (Rory Nolan)’
- ★★★★ THE ARTS REVIEW ‘laugh out loud, hilarious good fun’
- IRISH INDEPENDENT ‘Nolan is simply terrific… gloriously funny’
– Paul Howard is a multi-award-winning journalist, author, playwright and comedy writer. He has been writing about the adventures of his south Dublin rugby jock for 23 years and is the author of three previous Ross O’Carroll-Kelly plays. The fourth play, Postcards from the Ledge, has proven to be a must-see for all fans! One of Ireland’s most popular authors, he has written 20 Ross novels, the latest of which, Braywatch, was published in September 2020. He also recently published a collection of his best columns – RO’CK of Ages – From Boom Days to Zoom Days. He has been described by the Irish Times as ‘Ireland’s pre-eminent satirist’ and by the Irish Independent as ‘one of the world’s funniest writers’.
– Rory Nolan is an award-winning actor. He is a member of the Druid Company ensemble and has also appeared as Falstaff in DruidShakespeare, DruidMurphy, and The Colleen Bawn for the company. Rory Nolan has played the role of Ross O’ Carroll-Kelly since the first stage incarnation of Ross in 2007. He has appeared in all four stage productions; The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger, Between Foxrock and a Hard Place, Breaking Dad and Postcards from the Ledge. Rory also voices the Ross O’Carroll-Kelly audio books series.
Screen credits include: A Thousand Times Goodnight with Juliette Binoche; FitzJohn in the feature film WILD; the role of Charlie McCreevy in Charlie, a three part mini-series produced by Touchpaper Films/RTE, Max Clayton in Fair City (RTE), Acceptable Risk a six part mini-series for RTE staring Elaine Cassidy and The Delinquent Season.
Landmark Productions is one of Ireland’s leading theatre producers. It produces wide-ranging work in Ireland, and shares that work with international audiences.
Earlier this year it launched Landmark Live, a new online streaming platform to enable the company to bring the thrill of live theatre to audiences around the world. To date Postcards from the Ledge is the third production to be streamed. In June, Landmark will present the world premiere live broadcast of a new play by Deirdre Kinahan, The Saviour, as part of Cork Midsummer Festival. Louise Lowe will direct Marie Mullen and Brian Gleeson in this blistering new play.
Led by Anne Clarke since the company’s foundation in 2003, Landmark’s productions have received multiple awards and have been seen in leading theatres in London, New York and beyond. It produces a wide range of ambitious work – plays, operas and musicals – in theatres ranging from the 66-seat New Theatre to the 1,254-seat Olympia. It co-produces regularly with a number of partners, including, most significantly, Galway International Arts Festival and Irish National Opera. Its 18 world premieres include new plays by major Irish writers such as Enda Walsh and Mark O’Rowe, featuring a roll-call of Ireland’s finest actors, directors and designers.
Numerous awards include the Judges’ Special Award at The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, in recognition of ‘sustained excellence in programming and for developing imaginative partnerships to bring quality theatre to the Irish and international stage’; and a Special Tribute Award for Anne Clarke, for her work as ‘a producer of world- class theatre in the independent sector in Ireland’.