‘As the final touches are made to the sets and costumes are sorted and tailored for the casts, the last minute checks are carried out on the stage. This week the cast will be in full costumes and performance rehearsals are going according to schedule.
The three One act Plays are ‘Going On’ live on this Friday and Saturday nights at 8.30 p.m. Early booking as always is recommended for our annual plays. The production team are busy putting the final touches to the sets and of course not to mention the lights, sound, hair and make up. The production crew are being put through their paces this week with dress rehearsals and tweaking all the equipment for the opening night.
Bookings are well up and as we go to press there are still just a few left, so now is the time to get on and reserve your seat, you are assured of a great night’s entertainment.
This is entertainment at its very best with three of the finest One Act Plays to be staged in Longford. With an all star local cast it promises to be a night not to be missed. Jim Davey, well known up and coming director will direct the actors in his chosen one act play called ‘Hero’. Set in a make shift hospital, with a wounded British soldier played by a very young and talented local actor, James Duignan, ably cared for by nurse Penfold, played by the lovely and charming Niamh Quinn, wondering if he will die or end up a ‘Hero’ a light hearted 30 minutes.
Oliver Kenny has plenty of experience when it comes to directing One Act Plays and is sure to please the audience with his masterpiece, ‘What’s for Pudding’ this is a true one act comedy by David Tristram. It has a talented cast of Liz Leavy, (Mary), Paul O’Regan, her husband (Jack), Ann McLoughlin, (Maureen), Peter Kilemeade, (Ted), and Niall Brewster, (Dennio).
The third and final play on the night is a Barry McKinley play, ‘The Lithium Waltz’ Directed by Pat Joe McLoughlin, who has directed some of the finest plays staged by the group to date. Set in a mental hospital, the ‘characters’ are all in a ‘world’ of their own. One man who is in the hospital for ‘observation’, finds the whole scenario a bit much and decides that his ‘stay’ may be more than he bargained for. A deranged dancer, a dizzy blonde, a mad scientist and a nymphomaniac are some of the ‘characters’ he encounters while he is waiting to be ‘observed’.
Super cast, John Kelly, Anthony Heavey, Jamie (McDonald) McClean, Roy Davis, Christine O’Brien, and Noleen Flood.’
The Group would like to take this opportunity to convey our deepest sympathies to Niall Brewster (Group Member), on the recent death of his father, RIP.
Booking for the plays is at Backstage Theatre Longford on 0433347888. The Group would like to thank all who have helped in any way in the production of the plays and wish to welcome any new members to the group. Contact 0860860772.