30 years and counting for hilarious June Rogers

by Rebecca Ryan
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June Rogers has announced new Christmas shows in Dublin as she celebrates 30 years in show business.

The two-hour show in Taylors Three Rock in Rathfarnham has a full cast of singers and dancers which can include a four-course meal.

Dublin Gazette caught up with the hilarious Tallaght performer who is very excited to be celebrating 30 years in the biz.

“I can’t believe I’m heading into my 30th year in showbusiness.

“And obviously you wouldn’t think I’m heading into my 60th birthday year, with my youthful looks and the body of a 16-year-old.”

June said she got into show biz “by chance.”

“I didn’t go to dance schools or anything, they weren’t around then. It was just by fluke I got involved in it all those years ago when John Player Tops was running.

“My mam and dad had a good sense of humour. We used to always go for Sunday drives. My sister Linda and I would be killin each other in the back seat and my parents used to sing away in the front seat probably to drown out the fighting. So, the singing probably came from there!”

Reflecting on career highlights, June said selling out a nationwide tour in 2014 was incredible. Joe Duffy also presented her with an award for being the first female comedian of character comic to sell out the Bord Gais Energy Theatre during the tour.

Although June was born and bred in Tallaght village, her family is from Rathfarnham and she is really looking forward to doing the new show in Taylor Lane.

“I’m so excited about this year’s show, because I’ve been working all year on new funny characters and hilarious scripts, and old favourites like my nemesis, Jacinta O’Brien, Tom Jones – or more Tomo Jones, and Oliver Bond ‘The Spy Who Loafed Me’ will of course make their appearance.

“We have a cast of six singers and dancers. It’s a two-hour show of comedy, song and dance. We will have a Christmas theme, fully costumed and music from the 60s, 70s and 80s and I’ll be popping in and out with different characters.

“It’s a show for all ages. It’s not a pantomime it’s a family show. I don’t use language on stage. There inuendo that mammy’s and daddy’s get.”

The evening and daytime shows takes place from November 30th until December 31st. Tickets for dinner and show are €55, show only €30 and New Year’s Eve Gala Night €65.

You can book tickets on 01 494 2311 or online at ​www.junerodgers.eventbrite.com

Special accommodation deals are also available at the nearby Clayton Hotel in Leopardstown.

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