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'Juno' play on stage in Tinahely

Final rehearsals are under way for the Tinahely Variety Group's production of Sean O'Casey's 'Juno and the Paycock'.

First staged in 1924, the play centres on life in the working class tenements of Dublin during the Irish Civil War period.

'Rehearsals are going well. We've been working on it for four months and the time has come. It's all about the last minute details now,' said Rosemary Kelly, chair of Tinahely Variety Group.

Tickets for the show went on sale on Monday (February 3). This year, the group has moved to the new venue of Crossbridge Hall due to the ongoing renovations at Tinahely Hall.

'It's a lovely play and we've a few new actors. The group seems to be getting bigger and we've had great interest,' said Rosemary.

After its initial run, the Tinahely Variety Group will bring their production of 'Juno and the Paycock' on the festival circuit with performances in Co. Kildare on March 5, Castleisland, Co. Kerry on March 6, New Ross, Co. Wexford on March 11, Gorey, Co. Wexford on March 12, Wexford Town, Co. Wexford on March 13, Rathdangan on March 16 and Carnew on March 26. The group has had lots of success on the festival circuit, winning many cups and awards over the years.

'We get a lot of support when we perform in local venues. We're all enjoying it and it's a great experience,' Rosemary added.

'Juno and the Paycock' will run at Crossbridge Hall on February 13 to 15 at 8 p.m. nightly. Tickets cost €12. Advance booking is essential by calling 085 8364244 between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. only.

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