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Thursday 18 September 2014

Drama group goes 'Wilde' for Lady Windemere's Fan

Published 02/04/2014 | 05:28

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Some of the cast of Lady Windermere's Fan which will be performed by St. Brigid’s Drama Group in the Droichead Arts Centre from Tuesday to Saturday, April 8 to 12.

St. Brigid's Drama Group's are rising to the challenge as they prepare to bring Oscar Wilde's acclaimed comedy 'Lady Windemere's Fan' to the Drogheda stage.

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The group will again bring something different to their audience during their five-night performance – from April 8 to 12 at 8 p.m. each night – of this biting Victorian comedy in the Droichead Arts Centre.

In the director's chair for this presentation is Barbara Carr, who previously had a leading role in the hugely successful production of Brian Friel's 'Dancing at Lughnasa' and last year directed the similarly successful 'Cripple of Inishmaan' by Martin McDonagh.

Lady Windermere's Fan, the first of Wilde's social comedies, is four-act play revolving around Lady Windermere's 21st birthday.

Her husband is giving a ball in honour of the occasion and Lady Windermere, trusting and innocent, receives information that 'poor, dear Windermere' has been seeing another woman and has apparently set her up in style. At first, Lady Windermere does not believe the reports, but the seed of suspicion has been sown!

Rehearsals are reported to be progressing steadily as they enter the final week and confidence is high within the group that, once again, audiences will have a very enjoyable night's entertainment to savour. Drogheda's drama enthusiasts can look forward with relish to the interesting and very entertaining theatrical treat that St. Brigid's has in store for them.

The cast of Lady Windermere's Fan is: Lord Windermere – Kevin Branigan; Lord Darlington – Eoin Murray; Lord Augustus Lorton – Niall O'Brien; Cecil Graham – Kevin O'Connor; Mr. Dumby – Fintan Harmon; Mr. Hopper – Carnal Thornton; Parker – Robin Barnes; Lady Windermere – Pamela Downey; The Duchess of Berwick – Ailbhe Kennedy; Lady Agatha Carlisle – Deirdre Kennedy; Lady Plymdale – Susie Leland; Lady Jedburgh – Ann Farren; Lady Stutfield – Rhian James; Mrs. Cowper Cowper – Martina Redden; Mrs. Erlynne – Yvonne Morgan; Rosalie – Orla O'Connor; Sir James Royston – Eoghan Lynch; Guy Berkley – Eoin Munster; Miss Graham – Carla Lamb; Lady Paisley – Laura Carolan; Lady Catsby – Catherine Moore; Arthur Bowden – Michael Black; Mrs. Arthur Bowden – Genia de Souza; Lady Oxberg – Linda Kenny; Soloist – Amy Dyer; Director – Barbara Carr.

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