Weighing In – A Play by Ger Gallagher

This October, the St Patrick’s Hall Committee will present “Weighing In” – a fast paced comedy play about life, love and dieting and how we all need to adjust the scales to find the right balance.

Starring Isobel Mahon (Glenroe & The Clinic), Rose Henderson (Fair City & Father Ted) and featuring the voice of Rosaleen Linehan as the diet leader, this laugh out loud play by Ger Gallagher is sure to be a local hit this autumn!

Tickets (€16) available on 044 966 4484.

This topical play deals with the modern obsession of dieting. Set in an Easi-Slim clinic we meet the highly driven Pam and the motherly Breda. Both attend the weekly clinic for the weigh-in and strike up an unlikely friendship. While the voice of conscience booms from on high, the Easi-Slim instructor reigns over all.

The Easi-Slim diet clinic in Clones town hall has just signed up a new member – upwardly mobile Pam McGowan has cruised into town in her soft top sports car. Pam has reached her target weight and has only signed up to maintain, and brag about the four stone she’s lost. Breda has diligently attended the Easi-Slim meetings but just can’t manage to win the battle of the bulge– until Pam comes along to power-walk her into shape.

Breda becomes a disciple of the high-priestess of low-carbs and is bowled over by just how fabulous Pam’s jet-set lifestyle really is. With her low-calorie intake and rigorous exercise regime, Pam certainly lives life in the fasting lane. In fact, the only part of Pam that weighs too much is her over-bloated ego. Breda’s gushing admiration for her new diet guru buddy only serves to make Pam all the more condescending and insufferable. However, when Pam’s mask begins to slip, Breda is reminded that things aren’t always what they appear to be. Sometimes, you already have the life you wished for.