The Cilleo Yew Tree Players are ready to stage their hilarious play ‘Cash on Delivery’ in Ennybegs this coming weekend. This is yet another farce from the Killoe based group, who would appear to have a special liking for these particular types of productions.
The group’s PRO Damien Bennett explains “We had our first shot at a farce back in 2008 when I directed ‘Move Over Mrs Markham’ and the response from our audience was just phenomenal - we actually needed eight performances to satisfy the demand.
“We won over many new faces at that time and thankfully these people keep coming back to Ennybegs because they know that our shows are always top quality. We did another farce in 2009 when ‘Run for Your Wife’ was our production.”
This time around the Killoe group have chosen ‘Cash on Delivery’, a play written by Michael Cooney and originally set in England, though the Ennybegs production will have a Dublin setting. The plot here is centred around a major swindle on the Department of Social Welfare with numerous claims being fradulently made for almost every ailment you can think of!
This fast-paced comedy offers a colourful selection of character roles and the cast comprises Sharon Finneran, Paul McCarthy, Colm Farrell, Damien Bennett, Mickey Kenny, Carmel Kennedy, John Doherty, Thomas Brady, Mary Mahon and Rosemary McEntire. Declan Rowley directs on this occasion.
“We realise that the people of Longford need a good night out where they can laugh to their hearts content, and tickets have been priced at a recession-busting price of only 10 euro.”
A small number of seats remain for Saturday and Sunday but anyone who wishes to see this show should book now as there is always heavy demand in the last few days prior to opening.
The dates are Thursday (March 24), Saturday, Sunday and Monday next (March 28). Booking on 087 2911994.