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Lockie's Umbrella by Philip Davison, with Barry McGovern as a poor unfortunate fellow who finds he's astray in himself. First aired by RTÉ on 10th June 2018. Duration 35 minutes


Brollies can turn into parasols and parasols can turn into brollies. Spring, summer or autumn, the weather in Ireland typically smiles through its tears, so both shade and shelter, light and dark, are called for in this play, a brief and broken-hearted comedy about early onset dementia.


Barry McGovern played Lockie,

Marion O'Dwyer was Lockie's wife Bel

Pat Laffan as Lockie's lifelong friend Freddie.

Lockie's daughter Sarah was played by Anne Byrne,

the Charity Shop Owner by Brendan Conroy

the hospital doctor and the befriender in the street is Kathy Rose O'Brien

Sound supervision was by Ciarán Cullen

Produced by Aidan Mathews.

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