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Tickets now on sale...for Mrs Brown

Brendan O'Carroll and the boys return to stage after TV victory

Published on April 18th 2011.

Tickets now on sale...for Mrs Brown

DID you love it, or did you hate it?

It seems the nation was polarised on Mrs Brown's Boys, the TV comedy that finished its first run on BBC1 just a couple of weeks ago.

Some said it was woefully unfunny. Others raved. A quick poll here found it “oddly compelling”.

Now following the phenomenal success of the series and after almost completely selling out a June UK tour, Brendan O’Carroll returns to the stage to present Good Mourning Mrs Brown due to overwhelming demand in December 2011 and through to April 2012. This tour is to open at the Liverpool Empire from 12 – 17 December 2011.

Tickets go on sale Friday 15th April at 9AM.

Good Mourning Mrs Brown is the second of the Mrs Brown Trilogy of plays (there’s five) and is written by and stars Brendan O’Carroll as Mrs Agnes Brown.

Audiences in Liverpool first discovered Mrs Brown over ten years ago, when she went on to break box office records at the Royal Court and all over the north of England and Scotland.

O’Carroll is looking forward to going back to his roots: “People have really taken Mrs Brown to their hearts. I think she reminds them of their own mammies….fierce and scary, but full of love,” he says.

Mrs Brown’s Boys made its debut on BBC1 in February of this year 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.

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”.

Good Mourning Mrs Brown, Liverpool Empire Theatre, 12-17 December 2011, Tickets £20.50 - £29.50 available from Liverpool Empire box office, or by calling 0844 871 3017 or book online at www.liverpoolempire.org.uk

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