Monday 21 October 2019

Huge crowds for Tullylease Drama Group production

Sheila Fitzgerald

Albert Perkins is blessed with a loving wife, Muriel, but simultaneously cursed with a fearsome mother-in-law, Beatrice.

When confusion over a letter received from a person with the gender-neutral first name 'Hilary' caused uproar in the Perkins household, needless to say all hell broke loose.

This saga of the hapless Albert, his family, friends and more than a few unexpected guests was most vividly portrayed by Tullylease Drama Group in their adaptation of the Norman Robbins' farce, 'Pull the Other One'.

The side-splitting drama played to full-house audiences in the Tullylease Community Centre over five nights in recent days.

Since their inaugural play, 'Anyone Could Rob a Bank' twenty-two years ago, the Drama Group's annual offering has been one of the main highlights of the local calendar and is a major fund-raiser for the upkeep of the local Community Centre.

Popular productions over the years include 'The Whip Hand', 'A Will and a Woman', 'The Buds of Ballybunion', 'Matchmake me do', 'Troubled Batchelors', 'Moll', 'Silver Wedding', 'Fledged and Flown', 'Planning Office', 'Cobweb's Glory', 'Fortunes and Misfortunes', 'Don't Tell the Wife', 'Cupid Wore Skirts', 'Big Maggie', 'The Real McCoy' and 'Sive'.

Producer Hannah Mary O' Connor complimented the cast and everyone who worked behind the scenes for their hard work and dedication.

She thanked those who supported the production over the five nights, and she added that the Drama Group members are already looking ahead to their 2020 production.