Tuesday 23 September 2014

Madness and mayhem on stage

Published 22/01/2014 | 05:36

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Members of the Athea Drama Group who will perform Sam Cree’s hit comedy 'Stop it Nurse' at the Con Colbert Memorial Hall, Athea over the next two weeks.

MADNESS and mayhem in a hospital ward from hell!

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It doesn't have the makings of a feel good story, but thankfully it's not real life but the premise for the latest production by the Athea Drama Group.

The talented cast are back in action this week with Sam Cree's hit comedy 'Stop it Nurse' with performances at the Con Colbert Memorial Hall, Athea this Thursday and Sunday, January 23 and 26, with further shows on Thursday, January 30 and Saturday and Sunday, February 1and 2.

Suitable for all ages, the show is set in the men's surgical ward of a hospital run by the stern ward sister (Hannah Finnegan). She is aided by hard working nurse Holmes (Claire O'Connor) and the not so bright trainee Freda Ferguson (Karina Buckley).

The play tells the story of opposing football supporters Sammy McCracken (Damien Ahern) and Felix Devlin (Jack Denihan), who collide on the way into the cup final between Athea United and Carrig Celtic. Their hospitalisation ends the peaceful stay of Bert Cooper (Donal Woulfe) and Harold Smiley (Roger Ryan) who has a strange sense of humour and likes to see pain inflicted on others.

The play is directed by Theresa O'Halloran and promises 'much-needed belly laughter and sore ribs' according to the group.

Curtains up nightly at 8pm with tickets available at the door.


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