3 Hail Marys
The Smash Hit Comedy By Tommy Marren

3Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Tuesday 7th – Sunday 12th June 2022
Rescheduled show. All original tickets remain valid
Tickets from €27 Incl. booking fee


Show on Tuesday 1st June 2021 is moving to Tuesday 7th June 2022 @ 8pm
Show on Wednesday 2nd June 2021 is moving to Wednesday 8th June 2022 @ 8pm
Show on Thursday 3rd June 2021 is moving to Thursday 9th June 2022 @ 8pm
Show on Friday 4th June 2021 is moving to Friday 10th June 2022 @ 8pm
Matinee Show on Saturday 5th June 2021 is moving to Saturday 11th June 2022 @ 3pm
Show on Show on Saturday 5th June 2021 is moving to Saturday 11th June 2022 @ 8pm
Matinee Show on Sunday 6th June 2021 is moving to Matinee show on Sunday 12th June 2022 @ 3pm.

Set in an Irish nursing home in 2016, ‘3 Hail Marys’ is a must-see rip-roaring comedy that will have you in tears of laughter. 

By Tommy Marren, writer of the highly-acclaimed comedies ‘It’s The Real McCoy’ and ‘Nobody’s Talking To Me’, the play centres around three characters – namely Mary O’Toole, Mary O’Neill and Mary O’Brien.  

The three Mary’s have lived in this nursing home for over ten years and have become great friends.  However, due to circumstances beyond their control, they are being moved to three separate nursing homes and the play is set around their last few hours together.

Mary O’Toole is a very religious character who has great devotion to Our Lady of Knock.  Mary O’Neill is a Londoner who met and subsequently married a Kerry man and moved to Ireland.  Mary O’Brien is a retired nurse who has travelled to almost every corner of the world!

With dozens of hilarious one-liners the play moves with pace throughout as the three Mary’s laugh, cry, argue, sing, dance and recount their life experiences.  From statues to fishing rods, a would-be music composer, an enthusiastic and very posh ‘volunteer’ and a very frustrated nursing home owner this play has everything! 

You can expect a number of twists throughout and the play finishes with all three Mary’s performing an original song written by Tommy Marren entitled ‘I’m Really Still The Same’ which is written from the perspective of a person who has dementia asking loved ones to treat them the same as they always did.

Without exception the productions has received standing ovations from audiences who are captivated by the characters and the story.  

With dementia so prevalent in Ireland this is a play that is as much thought provoking as it is funny and the script has been meticulously crafted to ensure that it is sensitive and compassionate to the subject of memory loss. 

‘3 Hail Marys really is a play that entertains and educates…

Facebook comments from audiences who have seen the play throughout the country: 

“Fantastic show really enjoyed.  So professional and a great storyline.” 

“A brilliant script.  A fairly sensitive subject dealt with really well.  Loved everything about this show and fell in love with the 3 Mary’s right from the start.”

“This is just brilliant.  A great script and the singing really added to the nursing home atmosphere.  The song at the very end was class!”

“This is the first play I ever laughed and cried at on the same night.  So many emotions and just so well put together.  The song at the end just summed it all up.  A special night.”

“As someone who works in a nursing home I have to say this crowd really nailed it!  It was just brilliant.” 

“What a song at the end of the show.  It says it all.  The best night I had in years.”

“It takes something special to be able to write a comedy centred on the subject of dementia but fair play to this script.  It was just an extraordinary piece of writing and beautiful characterisations from the 3 Marys in particular.  Have to see this one again.”

“Great night.  Never laughed and cried so much in two hours.  I got lost in the story and the song at the end was just incredible. “


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