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Stage set for Coolgreany one-act drama festival


Coolgreany Drama banner.

Coolgreany Drama banner.

Coolgreany Drama banner.


Coolgreany Amateur Dramatic Society’s One Act Drama Festival will take place from Wednesday, November 17 to Saturday, November 20 at St Mogue’s Hall, Inch.

The North Wexford Drama group is promising a feast of great theatre over the four nights with eight groups travelling from county Wexford and beyond to compete for places in the All Ireland One Act Drama Finals in early December.

Performances will be assessed by Paula Dempsey, well-known actor, director and experienced drama adjudicator and will decide on Audience’s Favourite Play, Best Production and Best Performance with all competing for precious points to qualify for the final which will take place in Ennis.

There will be two performances from 8 p.m. on each of the four nights of the festival with Wexford’s Camross Drama Group performing ‘Semblance of Madness’ by John H. Newmeir and Shankill’s Martello Productions performing ‘Something Unspoken’ by Tennessee Williams on Wednesday.

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On Thursday, Cork’s Conna Drama Group will perform ’The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish’ by David Tristram while New Ross Drama Group is set to showcase ‘Wringer’ by Stewart Roche.

On Frida,  November 19, Navan Theatre Group will perform ‘Normal’ by Caitriona Daly and Kildare’s The Moat Club will perform The Way of All Fish’ by Elaine May.

Finally on Saturday, November 20, Dublin groups the Balally Players Theatre Group will perform ‘Bedbound’ by Enda Walsh and Lucan Drama Society will perform ‘Contractions’ by Mike Bartlett. These performances will be followed by an awards ceremony.

Tickets costing €10 per night or €25 for four nights are available at the door or book by phoning: 087 7725641.

Please note patrons cannot be admitted to the theatre without a Covid vaccination certificate, and no exceptions can be made.

Audience members must wear face masks when in the theatre and refreshments will be served.