Tuesday 23 January 2018

South Wicklow Drama Festival has something for everybody

Chairman Eamonn Doran, Jacqui Mulholland and Fr. Joe Power at the launch of the South Wicklow Drama Festival in Carnew
Chairman Eamonn Doran, Jacqui Mulholland and Fr. Joe Power at the launch of the South Wicklow Drama Festival in Carnew
Sarah O'Hara, Lorna Doran McEvoy and Debbie Furlong
Catherine Finn, Mary Doran, PRO; and Eilis Connaughton

Fintan Lambe

Details of the upcoming South Wicklow Drama Festival were announced at a launch night in The Lodge, Carnew, last week.

The festival runs at St Brigid's Hall, Carnew, from Friday, March 24, to Saturday, April 1, which shows starting at 8 p.m. nightly, apart from the final night, when the play begins at 7.30 p.m. to allow adjudicator Michael Poynor deliver his verdict afterwards.

Once again the Festival promises a wonderful and varied line up of plays with many local groups taking part along with drama groups from counties Cork, Armagh and Cavan. Local Audiences will also have a chance to see the local group, Kilrush Drama Group perform their production of 'Hedda Gabbler.'

Patron tickets are available from any of the festival committee; from Mrs. Kennedy, Main Street, Carnew; Carnew Training and Development Centre; and from Candy's, Carnew. Patron tickets allow you to see all nine plays for just €40.

The line up is as follows: Friday, March 24: Kilworth Dramatic Society, 'The Banshee of Crokey Hill' by Tommy Marren.

Saturday, March 25: Lislea Dramatic Players, 'Juno and the Paycock' by Sean O'Casey.

Sunday, March 26: Take 5 Drama Group, 'The Telephone Exchange' by Niamh Gleeson.

Monday, March 27: Kilrush Drama Group, 'Hedda Gabler' by Ibsen in a new version by Mark O Rowe.

Tuesday, March 28: Gorey Little Theatre Group, 'Tribes' by Nina Raine.

Wednesday, March 29: Bridge Drama, 'An Inspector Calls' by J.B. Priestley.

Thursday, March 30: Sillan Players, 'The Trappe Family' by Seamus O'Rourke.

Friday, March 31: Kilmuckridge Drama Group, 'Shadow of a Gunman' by Sean O'Casey.

Saturday, April 1: Bunclody/Kilmyshal Drama Group, 'Agnes of God' by John Pielmeier.

Kilrush Drama Group president, Fr. Joe Power, was invited to launch the festival and the committee were very grateful as he stepped in at short notice, as Pat Doran was unavailable due to ill health. The committee thanked Fr Joe and wished Pat a speedy recovery. Thanks also went to the festival sponsors.

Gorey Guardian

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