Musical brings dublin to perth

Irish Theatre Players rehearse for A Man of No Importance, with Lindsay McNab front left.
Irish Theatre Players rehearse for A Man of No Importance, with Lindsay McNab front left.

A STORY of love and friendship will be coming to the Playlovers Theatre and talented South Fremantle actor Lindsay McNab will be a part of it.

McNab will take on the role of Miss Oona Crowe in the Irish Theatre Players’ production of A Man of No Importance.

Based on the acclaimed 1994 film of the same name, the musical follows the life of Dublin bus driver Alfie Byrne, a man filled with secrets he cannot tell anyone, so he buries himself in putting on amateur |theatre productions based on the works of Oscar Wilde.

McNab said her character was a middle-aged spinster who was passionate about her theatrical group, The St Imelda’s Players.

“She takes her role as the costume designer very seriously but, at the same time, is always enthusiastic and cheerful,” she said. “The main challenge has been learning the Irish accent, we have had to work particularly hard on that.

“It has been very handy having so many Irish people as fellow cast members.”

A Man of No Importance is at the Playlovers Theatre in Floreat from November 20 to December 5.

Tickets start at $20. Visit www. playlovers.org.au for more information.