I can't find a link to the audio for the RTE radio ad publicising the upcoming run of "These Halcyon Days" but every time I hear it I'm left open-mouthed by the ridiculousness of it.
As much as I can tell is that the play is about (very) old people. And that's about it.
"Highlights" of the dialogue quoted as part of the ad include humdingers such as the phrases "whoops-a-daisy" and "take my right arm".
The over the top "old person voice" delivery of the lines puts me in mind of school plays where 12 year olds with bad make-up limp around the stage playing aul wans and aul fellas.
Can't wait to see it. Not.