Saturday 17 February 2018

Aisling stars as players light up One Act festival

FOLLOWING ON from the success of last week's two shows, the Kilmac Drama Group are on cloud nine once again after a fantastic performance at "The Bray One Act Drama Festival" in Bray's Mermaid theatre.

The Kilmac Players showed no sign of nerves as they played to a sold out crowd, the first time this young group have performed away from the familiarity of our Parish Hall.

The audience were kept on the edge of their seats by the quickly paced story line, and very colourful characters throughout the play.

The adjudicator in his comments at the end of the evening, heaped praise on the Kilmac Players, and encouraged them to keep their hard work going.

He was in particular delighted to see such a young group perform, direct, and change sets so efficiently.

12-year-old Aisling McGowan came in for special mention from the judge for her outstanding performance as "Katie" so it was no surprise that she won a "Special merit for acting" at the close of the festival on Saturday night.

This is a fantastic achievement for Aisling and for the Kilmac Drama Group and is richly deserved by all of those who work so hard behind the scenes, in particular directors Conor McGowan and Clare Stephens.

The Kilmac players on the night were, Aisling McGowan, Hannah Stephens, Caoilfhionn Tighe, Ann Carstairs, Alannah Henry, Rhys Walsh, Patrick O'Toole, Harvey Brezina-Conniffe, Eleanor Stephens, Caoimhe Flynn and Conor McGowan.

The cast were joined by writer Anna Sherrat, who travelled from the UK especially for the evening.

Well done to all, onwards to the next project although it is going to be a hard act to follow this past week!

Bray People

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