Roddy Doyle's The Snapper is getting a stage adaptation

Roddy Doyle's The Snapper is getting a stage adaptation

ONE of the greatest Irish films of all time is being turned into a play.

Roddy Doyle’s beloved novel The Snapper was turned into a movie by director Stephen Frears back in 1993, and starred the brilliant Colm Meaney as central character Dessie Curley and the captivating Tina Kelleher as Sharon Curley.

The film was received with great reviews.

The plot centres around a Dublin teenager who finds herself pregnant but refuses to reveal the identity of the father.

Now, Simon Delaney will take on the role of the father figure in the theatre. Delaney has performed in everything from The Fall and Moone Boy on TV to Hollywood blockbuster The Conjuring.


The role of Sharon Curley remains open so get your auditions in now!

The auditions will run from 14 June to 1 September this year at The Gate Theatre, and here’s hoping it gets a run at the West End at some stage in the future.

Ironically, the theatre is located right next door to the Rotunda Hospital where Sharon's baby ‘the snapper’ is born in the story.

According to, Simon O’Gorman will play the role of George Burgess, Hilda Fay will play Veronica, and Kate Gilmore will take on Jackie.