Sunday 17 December 2017

Line-up for North Cork Drama Festival

Theatre groups from Cork, Wexford, Clare, Waterford and Galway will compete in the 65th North Cork Drama Festival, which gets underway on Friday, March 31 in Charleville Community Hall in the town's Chapel Street.

The groups will contest the confined and open sections with four contesting the open section and five groups bidding to win the confined category.

School drama group from county Cork will stage the opening presentation of the festival with Neil Simon's 'The Last of the Red Hot Lovers' competing in the confined section before adjudicator Tony McCleane-Fay on the last Friday night in March.

The first production in the open section sees Gorey Little Theatre Group staging 'Tribes' by Nina Raine. They will be followed by Slieve Aughty drama group from Mount Shannon county Clare with 'The Rabbit Hole' by David Lindsay-Abaire in the confined section.

The third presentation in the confined section is on Monday 3rd April when Doonbeg drama group from county Clare present Conor McPherson's 'The Night Alive.'

Brina Friel's 'Living Quarters' is the choice of the Bride View drama group from Tallow, Co. Waterford in the open category and the second county Waterford group from Dungarvan's Curtain Call Productions company stage Patrick Marber's 'Closer' in the confined section.

Corofin dramatic society, competing in the open section, stage Martin McDonagh's 'The Cripple of Innishmaan.' They will be followed by DAD's Dunmore, county Galway with the second Neil Simon play 'The Odd Couple' competing in the confined section.

On the last night of the festival, Saturday, April 8, the Bridge drama group from Castlebridge, county Wexford stage J. B. Priestly's 'An Inspector Calls.'

This performance will be followed by the announcement of the winning groups and the presentation of awards. Admission to each night is €15 with concessions €12 and a season ticket will cost €65. Further information is available from Dermot Cregg on 087-2346655 or


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