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A great festival with a great line-up

Our loyal Western Drama Festival audience are the backbone of the success and now running our 77th festival from 6 to 14 March 2020.

The 3 Act Western Drama Festival runs nightly at 8pm from in our beautiful St Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry, Co Sligo. The 9 nights of drama season ticket will be amazing value at just €60, and €12 nightly concession €10.

This promises to be a great festival, looking at the line-up we have a lot of fascinating plays performed by drama groups from the four corners of Ireland. Again we are delighted to have the best drama groups coming to Tubbercurry. They love to perform in the WDF and have huge respect for our loyal WDF audience. You can review the full synopsis of the plays on the website and will see there is an excellent mix of plays, great comedy line-up and interesting drama included in our programme', see full details on our website.

The festival opens on Friday 6 March with the very popular comedy "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" by Martin McDonagh with St. Dympna's Dramatic Society, Co. Tyrone performing. This will be an excellent night for drama lovers to relish one of McDonagh's best plays!

Another highlight of the festival will be the performance of the Phoenix Players, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo. Wed 11 March with "The Communication Cord" by Brien Friel (Comedy) this is a hilarious comedy with a fantastic cast, Directed by Peter Davey. The Phoenix Players will tour their play on the festival circuit starting this weekend in Rush. Co. Dublin.

WDF welcome Kiltimagh, 'Clann Machua', who perform Sive with the much admired play of John B Keane on Monday 9th March.

"The Cavan Curse" runs on Friday 13 March. This ironic comedy adopts the famous Mayo football curse for its plot. This is a brilliant play and should not be missed by GAA followers who will be very familiar with the theme over the last number of years as fans have discussed the now very famous curse blighting the prospects of the Mayo Team winning the All Ireland Football final in Croke Park.

The drama movement is second only to the GAA in terms of popularity with a huge following. The Tubbercurry Western Drama Festival was the very first festival in Ireland in 1944. Today there are 37 Drama Festivals throughout the 32 counties run by the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland (ADCI).

Again the festival is delighted to have the best drama groups performing in the Tubbercurry festival. Year on year the top groups return to St Brigid's Hall to perform in the festival and go on to win or be in the top places in the finals in Athlone and the confined competition!

WDF 2020 programme is packed with Comedy; indeed 7 of the 9 plays on offer in the programme are comedy!

Tickets for the 2020 Western Drama Festival One Act can be purchased through the Tubbercurry Tourist Office.

Call to the Tourist Office at Humbert Street or phone 071-0936616 (Opening hours: Mon - Thur 10am - 5pm and Fri 10am - 4.30pm) Tickets can also be purchased at St. Brigid's Hall Theatre Box Office during the festival. For out-of-hours enquiries, please call 087-7078210.

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