A christening, a murder and one hell of a night at Na Gaeil

Noelle Kingston (aka the Widow Callaghan) discussing Mar’s Pregnancy with Eoghan (played by Eoghan Sheehy) on stage in brilliant comedy form on Friday night
Noelle Kingston (aka the Widow Callaghan) discussing Mar’s Pregnancy with Eoghan (played by Eoghan Sheehy) on stage in brilliant comedy form on Friday night
Na Gaeil characters Mary (Marguerite Maunsell), Diarmuid (DiarmuidHerlihy), Lucy (Helen Sugrue) and Jack (Colm O Súilleabháin) Diarmuid’s mom and dad, Raymond (Mike Moynihan) and Imelda (Sorcha Ní Shúilleabháin)
Ranjna O’Donovan, Liam Kingston, Mary and Eoin Maunsell and Grainne Horgan at Saturday’s performance of One Murder and a Christening at Na Gaeil

Fergus Dennehy

Na Gaeil clubhouse really was the place to be last weekend as the hilarious comedy, 'One Murder and A Christening' was staged over Friday and Saturday nights.

Due to the success of last years One Wedding and a Funeral event, tickets for the 2018 version were like gold dust in the days and weeks running up to the show and were soon sold out.

Those lucky enough to secure a coveted seat were treated to a fun filled night from start to finish, as from the moment they stepped on stage, these dramatic few, these amateur thespians, it was a comedic masterpiece from the get-go, full of comic innuendos & witty one liners, which kept the gathered audience enthralled all night.

Written by Na Gaeil's very own writer-in-residence, Mary Quirke, so impressed were the audience that many of them were commenting that this production could well be taken on tour!

"People were awestruck by the transformation of the clubhouse on the night and amazed at the standard of the overall production," said one of the organisers of the night.

"The only complaint post performance was that people had pains in their faces & sides from laughing so much! The ultimate compliment from both shows was that people would love to see this outstanding comedy/drama again and again," the organisers continued.

"This was a huge undertaking for our club & we are so grateful for the tremendous commitment from everyone involved," they finished.

No word yet on whether the club will be back in 2019 - at least they know the demand is there!

Kerryman

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