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Tuesday 21 August 2018

I'm not free 'til 2018 - Mrs Brown star

Rory Cowan
Rory Cowan

MRS Brown's Boys has taken the world by storm, so much so that the cast are tied up with the show until at least 2018.

Dubliner Rory Cowan, who plays the gay son of TV matriarch Agnes Brown on Brendan O'Carroll's (inset) comedy phenomenon, told the Herald the show is in such demand that the actors have signed production and touring deals for the next four years.

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The stars of the BBC/RTE hit are on a break, but are due back at work next month.

"We're doing two Christmas specials in October then we're back on the road in March, finishing in Dublin doing six shows in the 3Arena," said Rory.

"That finishes on December 19 next year, and the year after we're off to tour Australia, New Zealand and Canada."

Rory, who was in Dublin yesterday to help launch the 2014 Cheerios Childline Breakfast Together Week, which takes place from October 6 to 12, is planning a trip to London in two weeks' time.

To round out his break in style, he's going to see Kate Bush in concert before cheering on Mrs Brown co-star Jenny Gibney in Strictly Come Dancing.

Although it has been a dream of Jenny's to feature in the dancing competition line-up, Rory insisted he will never take on a reality show.

"I've no interest in taking on any other roles - I've never done anything other than Mrs Brown's Boys," he said.

"I've never even done an audition, and I've no interest in doing anything else because no matter what it is it's not going to be as big as Mrs Brown, so why would I bother?"

However, he has agreed to wear a dress for pals Alan Hughes and Karl Broderick this December.

"I'm doing panto at Christmas for them," he said. "Alan asked me and I just thought, well, they're friends of mine and this will be a laugh, so I'm playing one of the ugly sisters and I can't wait."

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