Breda Cashe in association with 3Olympia Theatre presents Holy Mary by Eoin Colfer

by Gazette Reporter
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Holy Mary, written by Eoin Colfer, best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, is coming to Dublin’s 3Olympia Theatre this summer from Tuesday 11th July – Saturday 15th July 2023 for 7 performances only.

Holy Mary is crafted from Eoin Colfer’s experience as a primary school teacher in Wexford the 1980s and in typical Colfer fashion the characters are very real and achingly funny.

Directed by Aoife Spillane Hinks, the cast of two (Jacinta Sheerin and Mary Murray) nimbly play two mothers, a benevolent priest, a patient teacher, a misguided father and two cheeky but lovable nine-year-olds. 


Holy Mary is the story of two nine year old girls on the days leading up to the social occasion of the year – Their First Holy Communion. Mary and Majella have been mortal enemies since baby infants, and things have gotten even worse since Mary’s daddy moved in with Majella’s mammy. 

Both girls are searching for away to insult the other, and Majella thinks she has found a weak spot when she realises that Mary’s Communion dress is actually a second hand dress that she herself donated to the Vincent de Paul.

Will Majella use this devastating information to publicly take down her nemesis with a vicious rhyme? Or will she realise that maybe she and Mary are not so different and that maybe they could be allies instead of enemies?


Booking information

3Olympia Theatre

11 – 15 July 2023

Tickets are priced from €21.50 including booking fee & €1.50 restoration levy on sale now


Tuesday 11th July, Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm

Wednesday 12th July, Doors: 1:30pm / Show 2:30pm (Matinee)

Wednesday 12th July, Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm

Thursday 13th July, Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm

Friday 14th July, Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm

Saturday 15th July, Doors: 1:30pm / Show 2:30pm (Matinee)

Saturday 15th July, Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm

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