Adapted by Ger Ronan from the best selling book written by Kathleen Doyle
What Would Ma Say is a hilarious play based on the best-seller of the same name. Kathleen Doyle tells the true story of her remarkable family and their exploits growing up in Dublin in the tenements in the 1950's and her teenage years in Crumlin in the early 1960's. Kathleen describes Ma as an ordinary woman with very little education behind her. But maybe not so ordinary in the way she learned to survive and handle life.
She was the backbone, the one who kept them together as a family, just about keeping their heads above water. But through all the poverty, Kathleen and her brothers and sisters had a laugh turning their kitchen into a swimming pool on a hot summer's day, or trying to hide a stolen pig in the bath. What Would Ma Say is a nostalgic and poignant reminder of a Dublin tha'’s long gone both hilarious and emotional and the experience will not be forgotten.
"A searing honest memoir of a working class life in Dublin, full of wit, humour, insight and honesty" - Joe Duffy RTE
"A hilarious nostalgic reminder of a Dublin that's long gone" - Irish Independent.