Thursday 13 December 2018

Huge crowds for 75th Western Drama Festival

This year is a particularly special one for everyone involved with the Western Drama Festival as the iconic Tubbercurry festival celebrates its 75th anniversary.

There were large crowds of theatre fans and actors alike at the official opening of Ireland's longest running amateur drama festival in St Brigid's Hall. Groups from around the country and taking to the stage for the top-class theatre which is continuing until the weeekend.

Eileen Davey, PRO of the Western Drama Festival said everyone thoroughly enjoyed the opening night. She said: "The night went great, with a good turnout of drama enthusiasts, despite the snow.

"Lifford Drama Group were fantastic to make the journey to compete in our festival and we really appreciated them braving the elements.

"We have a really special event happening in the Tubbercurry Community Library Opening by Nick Miller this evening at 6pm. There is also a live presentation from Sligo artist Hannah Dobson, a very inspiring piece.

"The Phoenix Players are on stage in St Brigid's Hall, there will be a great buzz for the local group competing in the festival also," Eileen added.

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