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The House that Jack Filled

Premiered at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2012 

Jack McNally’s Hotel has 13 rooms (all of them sunny) for 13 people (all of them different). There is old Mrs Chelsea, who is noticeably wobbly, Norma and Dorma the Italian twins, and Mr Truro who plays the spoons. Lionel O’Brien talks about trains, and his son Little Lionel does too. Brenda and Michael can seem a bit rough – but their hearts are as big as their record collection. Melanie Woodcott dreams of the sea, while Jack McNally dreams of Melanie Woodcott. But when the visitors stop visiting, and the dust settles on the furniture, Jack McNally must breathe life, love and laughter into this hilarious hotel. He takes a deep breath, puts on a wig, and opens the door...

Age Range: 7+ and adults of all ages

Commissioned by Theatre Lovett in partnership with Strollers Touring Network.


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“Script, set and performance are perfectly fused… with true comic spirit, Theatre Lovett defies all age groupings to appeal to everybody.”
The Irish Independent

“This show  has mass appeal... certain to charm adult and child alike... This play is as heartwarming as it is rib-tickling – a delight.”****

"The House that Jack Filled is laugh out loud funny and entertaining, due in the main to Lovett’s animation of Kruckemeyer’s wacky script, as directed by Ahern.”
Irish Theatre Magazine

“Lovett is a master shapeshifter – the smallest change in posture and he becomes someone else… fun family theatre show.”
Irish Theatre Magazine

Creative Team

Writer: Finegan Kruckemeyer
Director: Muireann Ahern
Cast: Louis Lovett & Emer McMahon
Set & Lighting Designer: John Comiskey
Costume Designer: Niamh Lunny
Music & Sound Designer: Carl Kennedy
Photo Credit: Patrick Redmond