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Sunday 18 November 2018

Fingal Drama Group set to stage All the Kings

A HILARIOUS comedy about two feuding cousins who most live peacefully for a month to inherit a dead aunts estate, will be staged by a local drama group next week.The Fingal Drama Group will perform John McDonnells comedy drama All the Kings Horses next Wednesday, December 1 and Thursday, December 2 in Murrays Pub in Lusk. The curtain rises

By Eimear Cotter

A HILARIOUS comedy about two feuding cousins who most live peacefully for a month to inherit a dead aunt’s estate, will be staged by a local drama group next week.

The Fingal Drama Group will perform John McDonnell’s comedy drama ‘All the King’s Horses’ next Wednesday, December 1 and Thursday, December 2 in Murray’s Pub in Lusk. The curtain rises at 8pm and admission is ?10.

To book in advance please ring (087) 613 9880. Tickets will also be available at the door.

A once-controversial play, John McDonnell’s ‘All the King’s Horses’ takes place during the turbulence of the Troubles in Northern Ireland and hilariously portrays the deep suspicion which people from both sides of the border had for each other.

Set in an Irish country house in the 1960s, ‘All the King’s Horses’ centres around two cousins, Willie McStay from Northern Ireland and Michael Moloney from the south, and their families, who have gathered for the reading of a dead aunt’s will.

Under the conditions of the will, the two men and their families must live harmoniously in the house for one month - and that’s when the chaos begins.

At one stage the solicitor is called and in an effort to resolve the funding he decides to divide the house between the two cousins, which causes even more problems.

The fun continues over three acts - and there’s a great little twist at the end.

The Fingal Drama Group cast for this production includes many new faces. The cousins, Michael Moloney is ably played by Jason McGinn while Martin McManus is Willie McStay.

Monica Horan puts in a fine performance as Julia, Noel Fay is Gerry and Mary Ó Maolmhuire is Mary. The excellent Miles Quinlan is the Sergeant, Mr Applebloom is skilfully played by Paul Horan while Dave Clarke is Fr Kelly.

The Fingal Drama Group’s youngest member, Dave’s seven-year-old Ciara Clarke is set to make her stage debut, when she reads a piece at the beginning of the play.

‘All the King’s Horses’ is directed and produced by the wonderful Flo Farrell.

Behind the scenes, there’s a great crew responsible for set construction, design, costume and make-up, lighting and sound and props.

Fingal Drama Group was set up three years ago and this is the third play to be performed by the group this year. The drama group is made up of people from all over Fingal and rehearsals take place in Donabate Hall.



Sounds like an excellent night’s entertainment,

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