Three Men in a Boat: Minnow Productions 29/10/19

“Three Men In A Boat” by Jerome K. Jerome

Adapted by Ethan Dillon

Directed by Mags Keohane

November 21st to 30th (excluding Sunday 24th) @ 8pm
PREVIEWS: 19th and 20th November @ 8pm


Three young men, or I should say young but old enough to know better men, take a break from their hectic lives for a holiday. Lanzarote? Puerto Rico? Are skiing holidays not all the rage? How they settled on a boating trip is up for debate, it seemed like a great idea at the time! In fact, the original intention for the trip up river was to write a serious travel guide, for those serious about taking in the sites and not drowning. This idea was soon scrapped in favour of having the craic. I’m sure they didn’t say “the craic” at the time, a frolic possibly?

Join us this November for our modern adaptation of Jerome K Jerome’s hilarious 19th century novella Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Oh yeah, there’s a dog – Montmorency. What kind of a name is that at all?

MINNOW is a newly formed theatre company run by Mags Keohane. Three Men in a Boat is the company’s first production with Ethan Dillon as associate artist. MINNOW aims to create innovative and socially engaged theatre for a diverse audience. The company’s journey begins with a commitment to artistic collaboration. Mags and Ethan first worked together on a production of Serious Money by Caryl Churchill which won Best Ensemble and Best Set at the Irish Student Drama Awards 2012. As part of the Granary Theatre’s New Director’s Festival 2015 they collaborated on Made in China by Mark O’ Rowe – “a coarse and sleazy slice of Dublin given Cork edge” (Irish Examiner). Three Men in a Boat is their most creatively ambitious project to date, transforming Jerome K. Jerome’s 19th Century classic for modern Irish audiences to enjoy.

What’s up next for MINNOW? Mags is artist in residence with Druid’s FUEL programme developing a new show inspired by personal accounts from Ireland’s first unarmed humanitarian mission – The Irish Rwandan Support Group 1994. A work-in-progress of this development was presented in Triskel Arts Centre as part of SHOW 2018 curated by Corcadorca’s Theatre Development Centre. To keep up to date and get in touch visit:

This production is made possible by the Cork Arts Theatre and the Arts Council Emerging Artists Programme.

“Ethan and Mags applied to the Emerging Artists Programme as they were excited by the opportunity to create work in their home city. They hope to engage with the local community and build new artistic relationships for future collaborations. We are very grateful to the Cork Arts Theatre for their generous support.” – MINNOW


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