It’s been a whirlwind few weeks for Imelda May as the singer recently made her theatre debut in Mother of All the Behans at the 3Olympia Theatre.
Based on the book by Brian Behan, an Irish writer, public speaker, lecturer, and trade unionist, the production was adapted and directed for the stage by Peter Sheridan and traces the story of his ‘inspirational’ mother Kathleen.
Now, Imelda has taken to social media to share her appreciation for fans and family alike.
“I did it!!! We did it!!!” she began her post.
“After months of hard work learning lines, panicking and rehearsing, rehearsing, rehearsing we finished an almost 3 week run of Peter Sheridan’s magnificently written one-woman play about Kathleen Behan, Mother Of All The Behans.”
Imelda then thanked an array of people who made the show possible, including those who were responsible for music, the crew, stage manager, costume and prop manager and the production’s producers.
“I have unending gratitude to Peter Sheridan for directing me, encouraging me, believing in me to do his play justice,” she added.
“Thank you to my beloved family and friends for coming to see me and always supporting and loving me, especially my Dad. And my Mam whom I felt was with me. How lucky am I to have you all when I need you most.”
Before concluding her post, the singer also thanked her daughter, managers and of course, the woman who inspired the play itself.
“Thank you to all of you who came, messaged and encouraged me. Thank you to Kathleen Behan for being the most incredible woman. I’m so grateful,” she continued.
“Life often throws darkness at us but these are moments that shine through.”