Sunday 21 July 2019

Drama group hits the pub once again with 'Well, Anything Quare?'

Róan P. Byrne, Sandra Holohan and Fintan Kelly at ‘Well Anything Quare?’ in Conran’s Bar, Rathnure
Róan P. Byrne, Sandra Holohan and Fintan Kelly at ‘Well Anything Quare?’ in Conran’s Bar, Rathnure
Karen Franklin, Kate Breen and Aisling Williams at ‘Well Anything Quare?’ in Conran’s Bar, Rathnure

Having enjoyed a successful run in pubs around Enniscorthy back in November, Enniscorthy Drama Group got 2019 off to a busy start by taking their pub caper on the road to some more outlying pubs. The hilarious Tom Reddy penned comedy took centre stage at the bar in Conran's of Rathnure last week, giving locals a great chuckle with it's genuine insight into local 'pub banter'.

A novel idea, the play takes place in a local Irish pub and the decision was taken to use a real functioning pub as the set and put together a mini-tour of local venues.

It provided a great opportunity for those who might not necessarily frequent the drama circuit to see what it's all about and generated some wonderful reviews along the way.

There is a fantastic familiar feel to the show as the characters are relatable to any pub in Ireland. It focuses on the high-stool experts who lay down the law on a variety of topics from politics, the Church, to love, life and sexual preferences, often with hilarious outcomes.

The show featured a wonderful mix of seasoned and fresh talent with Fintan Kelly, Ronán P Byrne, Fergal Kelly sharing the stage with newcomers Pat Murphy, Kate Breen, Aisling Williams, Cameron Cloke, Dearbhail Murphy, Karen Franklin, Joe Doyle, Madeline Breen and husband and wife time Niall and Sandra Holohan.

In the previous run, back in November, the show took over venues like Doyle's of the Duffry, Donohoes, Holohan's and The IFA Centre. Last week, it returned and made the short journey to Conran's of Rathnure where it once again enjoyed a wonderful warm reception and some very positive feedback.

If you haven't managed to see it yet, fear not! There is still time. The show will be staged once again at Gahan's Bar in Clohamon this Friday, January 25, before returning to town once again for a night in Treacy's Hotel on Thursday, January 31.

Tickets are still on sale from each of the venues and for further details, you can contact the committee of Enniscorthy Drama Group directly.

Laughs are guaranteed and people are encouraged to see this innovative production while they still can. It's a wonderful excuse to head to the pub!

Enniscorthy Guardian