Adjudicator Michael Maguire; Curtain 8.30PM; Season Tickets €45.00; Nightly Tickets €10.00
Saturday 1st March: Cloonacool Players present Many Young Men of Twenty by John B Keane
A musical play which deals with emigration and the lack of jobs at home that forced people to leave their native Ireland for England.
Sunday 2nd March: Butt Drama Circle present Parlour Song by Jez Butterworth
Written by Jez Butterworth, the Olivier Award-winning playwright of Jerusalem and The River, Parlour Song is a black, hilarious exploration of deceit, paranoia and murderous desire, as the spirit of the Blues lands in leafy suburbia.
Monday 3rd March: Ballyshannon Drama Circle present The Gingerbread Lady by Neil Simon
The Gingerbread Lady is a dark drama with comic overtones centering on Evy Meara, a cabaret singer whose career, marriage, and health all have been destroyed by alcohol. Having just completed a ten-week stint in a rehab facility to overcome her addiction, she returns home to the welcome of friends with their own problems.
Tuesday 4th March: Garymore Drama Group present Moll by John B Keane
A comedy about life in an Irish country presbytery.
Wednesday 5th March: Corn Mill Theatre present The Devil’s Ceili by Philip Doherty & Kevin McCann
A new play to the circuit (Not suitable for children).
Thursday 6th March: Phoenix Players present The Wood of the Whispering by MJ Molloy
The loss of traditional rural values in the West of Ireland is central to this play. The results of emigration from the region are no weddings and no children. Those left there are left to totter in to old age. But Sanbatch Daly, a descendant of the derelict Big House is determined to reverse the problem of rural decline.
Friday 7th March: Insight Theatre Cellbridge present Blood Relations by Sharon Pollack
Blood Relations is a psychological murder mystery, based on historical fact and speculation surrounding the life of Lizzie Borden and the murders of her father and stepmother in New England in the 1890.
Saturday 8th March: Rasper Players Gorey present George Orwell’s Animal Farm adapted by Peter Hall
Peter Hall, founder of the National Shakespeare Company adapted this play from George Orwell’s allegorical novella.