THE people of Clonakilty, Rossmore and surrounding areas turned out in force on Sunday to welcome home the members of the Kilmeen Drama Group who scored an historic third victory in a row at the All Ireland Open Drama Finals held in Athlone over the weekend.
Under the guidance of Ms Brennan, Ms Lieber, Ms Hennessy and Ms Griffin, the girls have been busy rehearsing and perfecting their adaptation of the classic musical.
THE curtains were pulled on Saturday night on the very successful 61st All Ireland Confined Drama Finals in the theatre Rossmore after the insightful adjudicator Padraic McIntyre presented the results and awards to a jovial and packed theatre.
The colourful closing ceremony followed the final production by Galway’s Glenamaddy Players of ‘Moment’ by Irish playwright Deirdre Kinahan.
THE West Cork Drama Festival committee, based in the theatre, Rossmore, are delighted to have the honour of hosting the 61st All Ireland Confined Drama finals from April 19-27th this year (the open finals are always in Athlone).
While the recipe for the renowned Clonakilty Blackpudding, primary sponsor of the festival, remains secret, the drama festival ‘ingredients’ are now known.
The play explores love, friendship and grief; Katie Mag is a fast-paced dramatic conquest, while its poetic voice is both startling and liberating.
THE Forge night club in Castletownbere was filled to capacity when Peninsula Players performed Dario Fo’s hilarious comedy One was Nude and One wore Tails.
Ailliliú Fionnuala, Donal O’Kelly’s solo show about the Shell Corrib gas project, will play the Lehanmore Theatre in Garnish this Saturday, March 23rd at 8pm.
The show has just been selected for a prestigious Edinburgh theatre for the world-renowned Fringe Festival this August.
The Carnegie Players will present John B. Keane’s play The Field at the Carnegie Arts Centre in Krnmare on April 12th/13th/19th/20th.
THE curtains were drawn on the 52nd West Cork Drama Festival recently after the closing production of John MacDwyer’s enjoyable Callaghan’s Place by Palace Players from Fermoy and adjudicator Colin Dolley announced the results to a packed theatre.
by Maggie Hogan
THE 52nd West Cork Drama Festival opens in a newly refurbished St Mary’s theatre Rossmore on March 8th and the festival runs until Thursday March 14th.
A rich miscellany of drama will take to the stage including comedy, farces and both Irish modern and popular classics. [Read more...]