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Anyone who went to an Irish primary or secondary school will no doubt remember studying the stories of Frank O'Connor at some stage.

Frank's tales are beloved all over the world, but they hold a particular charm for us Irish.

Whether you wept over Angela's Ashes or read and re-read First Confession for English class, no school years were complete without a good dose of Frank's writing and charm.

Now three of the author's most famous (and hilarious) short stories, My Oedipus Complex, The Genius and First Confession are being brought to life on stage.

God Bless The Child was performed to packed audiences in Cork's Everyman Theatre and at the end of this month it'll hit Dublin.

The play runs at the Gaiety Theatre from March 31st – April 11th and is sure to be a sell-out!

Meet young Michael, who goes into mortal combat with his father when he returns from the First World War, Larry, a genius who can't understand why the world can't keep up with him, and Jackie, who has the grim task of not only making his first confession and communion, but must also deal with his very obstreperous grandmother.

Ticket prices start at €19.65 and can be purchased in person at the GaietyTheatre, over the phone on 0818 719 388 (group bookings call 01 648 6029) and online at www.ticketmaster.ie.

And of course, don't forget to enter our competition – we're giving away a pair of tickets to the play for one lucky SHEmazing! reader.