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Sunday 21 September 2014

Blue Raincoat takes centre stage on Cumeen Strand

Published 08/07/2014 | 05:40

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Sandra O’Malley of Blue Raincoat, who will be performing in On Baile's Strand in Cumeen at the weekend.

Sligo's brilliant Blue Raincoat Theatre Company are back in the outdoors with their latest performance this weekend.

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They bring Yeats' On Baile's Strand to Cumeen beach on Saturday.

This one-off performance follows last year's amazing Purgatory on the top of Knocknarea.

A similar crowd of 300 people is expected for the drama, about the madness of Cuchulainn. It made its debut stage appearance at the Abbey Theatre in 1938.

Niall Henry, director, said: "Last year's overwhelming response to our mountain top performance shows there's a huge appetite out there for theatre set within the landscape and county that so inspired its author, WB Yeats.

"We are delighted to be staging this dramatic, poetic piece of theatre ahead of next year's 150th anniversary of WB Yeats' birth, which will be celebrated in Sligo and worldwide."

The cast includes Ciaran McCauley, John Carty, Sandra O'Malley, Barry Cullen, Bob Kelly and Brian Devaney, with music by Joe Hunt. 1pm.

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