From June 16th this summer the comedian Brendan O’Carroll tells the story of his life at the Little Museum of Dublin. Mrs Brown D’Exhibition also tells the story of Agnes Brown, a typical Dublin mammy who happens to have millions of fans around the world. With her roots in the Moore Street of Brendan’s childhood, the character reflects old Dublin, yet Mrs Brown is also a tribute to mammies in every age and every country.
Mrs Brown’s Boys is one of the most popular television programmes in the world today. Its creator Brendan O’Carroll left school in Dublin at the age of 12 and worked as a waiter, disco manager, milkman, pirate radio DJ and decorator before finding fame. Here for the first time Brendan reveals the unlikely roots of his popular creation – the War of Independence, the traders of Moore Street, a house full of women. He also reveals why Dublin was – and will always be – the centre of the universe.
“Our goal was to engage people who have never even heard of Mrs Brown,” says curator Kimberley Foy. “That’s why there’s so much focus on Brendan’s parents, whose stories reveal much about Dublin in the middle of the last century. We wanted to make a chapter of social history as well as a backstage tour.”
Produced with assistance from Brendan O’Carroll and Universal Pictures International Ireland, Mrs Brown D’Exhibition opens on June 16th, before the opening of Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie on June 27th. The exhibition continues until July 20th.
“We’re delighted to be part of an exhibition which celebrates the life of a true Dublin hero,” says Dave Burke, General Manager of Universal Pictures International Ireland.
The award-winning Little Museum of Dublin is located in a landmark Georgian townhouse at 15, St. Stephen’s Green. Our permanent collection charts the social, cultural and political history of Dublin in the 20th Century. The entire collection was created by public donation and the museum is a registered charity.
Described by writer and actor Brendan O’Carroll as “a heart-warming story about an Irish mammy who goes up against politicians, bankers, the Russian mafia, and that’s just for starters”, MRS. BROWN’S BOYS D’MOVIE is a big screen spin off of the BAFTA-winning television series Mrs. Brown’s Boys. A madcap caper movie, featuring gags galore, thrills, spills, and bellyaches, Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie stars Brendan O’Carroll as the irrepressible Agnes Brown.
Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie opens in cinemas across the Ireland and the UK on June 27th.