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This afternoon.

Connoly Station, Dublin 1

The cast of musical  The Train gather on the platform where the original Contraceptive Train left for Belfast in 1971 (top).

Rehearsals began at The Abbey Theatre this week for the Rough Magic production written by Bill Whelan and Arthur Riordan, celebrating the train’s famous journey.

The show runs at the Abbey Theatre from April 7-15, before opening in Belfast later this month.

The Train, Abbey Theatre

Sasko Lazaroz/Rollingnews, irish Times

36 thoughts on “Book Your Seats

  1. Bertie Blenkinsop

    Is it just me or does the lady second from right in the colour pic have the bestest colour hair ever?

    1. Brother Barnabas

      similar to the one who sent in the photo of the fake cheese, with her own hair draped across it (for reasons known only to her). if i recall correctly, you liked that too (or was the Clampers?). i bet you like Julia Roberts a lot.

      1. Bertie Blenkinsop

        Not especially, although I do find myself watching Fair City sometimes just to see Niamh.

      2. martco

        Ah Julia…
        (except for that bruuuutal accent in Collins)

        bet he also likes yer wan Natasha McElhone (the girl outof Ronin…another brutal accent and she’s even Irish I think)

        1. mildred st. meadowlark

          She’s all about the beautiful cheekbones and the dodgy accents, that one.

    2. Fgshill

      Another meeting of the BS shut-in wanky club I see. Here lads who enjoys rubbing one out to that Nell McCafferty?

      1. Brother Barnabas

        didn’t Nell pass away recently?

        which would make rubbing one out to her pretty disrespectful in my book

        and not quite pictures of lily

        1. Bertie Blenkinsop

          Still alive I think?
          You might be thinking of Nell Gwyn, died 14 November 1687.

          1. Brother Barnabas

            Ah, yes, apologies to Nell McCafferty if she’s reading.

            And, happily, it’s quite alright to knock one out to Nell Gwyn – I think there’s something like a 250-year moratorium, but we’re good to go now.

      2. mildred st. meadowlark

        I wish you’d stop crashing them, Shilly, we’ve invited you in plenty of times.

        I think you’ve a problem with it coz you secretly want to be part of it.

        1. Fgshill

          Thanks again chaps. No trouser rubbing for me. Good luck to ye all though with the schluppa-schluppa-schluppa and whatnot.

  2. nellyb

    2017 is as well suited for the stage as 1971:
    Det. Bobby #OFFICERHOTSTUFF Singleton [ I kid you not: tinyurl.com/zwj9v5p ] raiding norn ireland for abortifacts (tinyurl.com/kpsxnjs). The script is here, just add the music.

  3. Kieran Nice Young Chap

    A post about feminists derailed by judgments of how various hot women are, and not by Clampers blaming them for all and sundry.

    Tis a funny ol place, Broadsheet.

    1. bertie blenkinsop

      Nuts.
      There was a fella here earlier who doesn’t drink tea, no word of a lie.

      1. rotide

        You joke, but you have no idea the treatment you get as a non-tea drinker in Ireland.

        Every time I turn down a coffee, followed by the inevitable offer of tea (or vice versa), the look that follows would usually be reserved for something primordial crawling out of a swamp.

        1. Spaghetti Hoop

          If you’re now a ‘tea-totaler’ you obviously couldn’t handle it. (gives you that look)

        2. Kieran Nice Young Chap

          Ha. My granny still asks me “Well what do you drink?” each and every time I see her.

          As if water is a foreign concept.

          1. mildred st. meadowlark

            My nana makes a point of asking me non-tea-drinking cousins (aka ‘the heathens’) if they want a cup of tea.

            It’s the principle of it, apparently.

            She’s a great woman, if, admittedly, a bit mad now.

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