The multi-award-winning Brendan O’Carroll and Mrs Brown’s Boys have announced their much-loved classic play, Mrs Brown Rides Again, will return to the UK stage for the first time in ten years.
The show will visit the Bonus Arena, Hull, for an evening performance on Friday, October 27 and a matinee and evening show on Saturday, October 28. Tickets go on general sale on Friday, March 24.
Mrs Brown’s Boys performed four shows at the Bonus Arena last year, proving to be one of the best sellers at the venue during 2022.
Written by and starring Brendan O’Carroll as the beloved “Mammy”, the classic Mrs Brown Rides Again follows Agnes Brown and her dysfunctional family romp their way through what seems to be the Mammy’s last days at home.
After hearing a plot by her children to have her put into a home, Agnes decides to prove them wrong by displaying a new lease of life. However, this is not going to be as easy as it seems as along the way she must deal with a psychiatrist trying to put her in her place, her neighbours wait for a heart bypass, and worst of all, a family secret that everyone seems to know except her.
The new live tour follows the news that Mrs Brown’s Boys is set to return to BBC One & BBC iPlayer for a new mini-series. A regular feature of Christmas schedules for over a decade, this marks the first mini-series run since 2013 with four new episodes set to delight fans which will transmission later this year. All 43 previous episodes of Mrs Brown’s Boys are available on BBC iPlayer while viewers await the new episodes.
Mrs Brown’s Boys success was voted the No. 1 Sitcom of the 21st Century, with awards including 5 BAFTAs, four National Television Awards, three TV Choice Awards, four IFTA awards, three TVTimes Awards, as well as RTS, TRIC and National Comedy Awards.
The BBC One series All Round to Mrs Brown’s continues to achieve record breaking viewing figures, and Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Day and New Year’s Day TV specials also returned for the festive period, dominating ratings once again. Live, Mrs Brown’s Boys has broken box office records across the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
On the new tour Brendan O Carroll said: “The pandemic is gone, and Mrs Brown is back. It doesn’t get any better.”