I went to the Theatre Royal to see the latest Paddywhackery – if you’re Oirish – play, touring the country with great success, It’s The Real McCoy. Had mixed feelings about the possible am-dram content but was won over by a fun and good old-fashioned rural play that is not a mile away from the world Martin McDonagh has transformed into work like The Leenane trilogy.

There was a real play somewhere in the recreation of 1964 rural Ireland, with lots of cracking, good one-liners and a good old-fashioned box set.