YOU may have seen his smash hit sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys on BBC1 in recent weeks and now Brendan O’Carroll returns to the stage to present Good Mourning Mrs Brown for a limited series of dates at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall from June 30 to July 2.
With a string of theatre style shows, praise and critical acclaim that broke box office records in Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Sunderland, Glasgow and Edinburgh, writer, creator and star of the show Brendan O’Carroll returns with the second in a five-part trilogy of Mrs Brown plays.
Loved and applauded for its satirical Irish humour, the Mrs Brown’s Boys TV series made its debut on BBC One in February and proved an automatic ratings smash for Mrs Agnes Brown, so much so that the Beeb has already commissioned a second series which will return later this year. Its infectious style of satire has been indulging audiences and fans alike with a hedonistic cocktail of Father Ted meets The Royle Family.
Brendan O’Carroll has attributed his TV series’ success to the economic climate and to the British audience’s yearning for better times: “The funny thing about it is that basically I’m doing what I’ve been doing for many years, but I think it’s just a question of timing. We’re in a recession and people are scared, people are a bit down, so they need a laugh first of all, and traditionally, no matter who you are, comedy always does well in a recession but in this particular case, people also get nostalgic. In a recession everyone wants to look back at the times when summers were longer, the Christmases were brighter and family life was better, so I think it’s a very old-fashioned sitcom. The timing just happened to be right for us and people are loving it, thank God.”
Tickets are available by calling the box office on 0115 989 5555. They are are priced from £19.50 to £27.50.