Maeve Binchy Tribute Show – ‘Aches and Pains’ – (Adapted for stage by Shay Linehan)
Directed by Margaret Dunne, Starring: Michael Heavey and Margaret Toomey

Maeve Binchy wrote ‘Aches and Pains’ as a ‘Cheer Up’ book, a sort of survival manual giving her own humorous experience of a hip replacement operation.

Maeve offers hilarious advice on: baring your body in a nudist colony, motivating the patient in the next bed, terrific things to do when getting older, how to give up drink and many more unique and ‘Maeviously’ wonderful perspectives on life.

Shay Linehan has captured the essence of Maeve’s book in this sensitive, laugh-out-loud adaptation. The play is set in a recuperation ward where two post-operative ‘hippies’, Ann and Stan, try to figure out the best way to tackle life, armed only with a plastic hip and a positive attitude.

“Aches and Pains is Maeve at her wisest, funniest, and most tongue-in-cheek”.

How to book Maeve Binchy Tribute Show– (adapted for stage from ‘Aches and Pains’ by Shay Linehan)

‘Maeve Binchy Tribute Show’ can be performed for your bespoke groups against the beautiful backdrop of St Begnet’s Church at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre. For details telephone +353 1 2858366 or email to