The idea behind the festival is to provide rural communities, where there is a lack of accessibility to theatre; an opportunity to sample some of the wealth of talent new Irish theatre has to offer.
In 2009 the West Cork Fit-up began with three productions each touring for five nights to five venues.
There has been a steady growth each year in all areas of the festival.
By 2010 the Festival grew to three productions each touring to six venues over six nights.
To cater for rising audiences numbers and additional venue interest in 2011 the festival expanded again showcasing four productions each touring for six nights to a combination of seven venues.
The 2012 event will be the biggest event yet kicking off with a double-bill for the first week showcasing Wheelchair on my Face written and performed by Sonya Kelly followed on by Frank Mcguinness’s Baglady performed by Maria Mcdermottroe; Pat Kinevane’s award nominated Silent & Forgotten is the week two production with Ray Scannell’s compelling Mimic on week three.
The production is The Ghost Show starring Rosaleen Linehan, Mark O’Regan and Conor Linehan.
The seven venues taking part this year are Heir Island, Sherkin Island, Bere Island, Kilcrohane, Lisavaird, Goleen and Ballydehob.
For more details visit www.westcorkfit-upfestival.com.