A programme of top quality drama is on the cards this week as Bog Lane Theatre’ Annual One Act Festival takes to the stage.
Starting on Friday and running until Sunday, this year’s festival includes productions from companies across the region.
Starting on Friday night at 8.15pm, Pic Players will take to the stage with ‘To Have and to Hold’ following by TADS with ‘When the Gods’ and Shannonside Drama Group with ‘Laundry and Bourbon’.
On Saturday night, City Limits will stage ‘Kevin’s Above’; Balally Players will stage ‘When the Wine is Cold’ and Athlone Little Theatre will stage ‘The Commission’. Curtain up at 8.15pm
On Sunday, starting at 7.15pm, Newtowncashel Drama Group will stage ‘Cliffs Edge’, Breffni Players will stage ‘Spectre’ and Model Box Productions will stage ‘Stay Carl, Stay’.
Local theatre fans will be keen to see the Newtowncashel production in particular as it is the first time in the group’s 31 year history that they have entered the All Ireland One Act Drama Festival .
Their chosen play, “Cliff’s Edge”, by Paul Beard is set in the present day on the majestic white cliffs of Beachy Head, on the south coast of England. Within this scene are three peculiar characters, a suicidal failed actor played by David Hanley, a maniacally depressed pub landlord played by Conan Casey and a schizophrenic passerby played by Sile Delaney.
The adjudicator for this year’s One Act Festival in the Bog Lane is Paula Dempsey and admission is €12. Concessions €10. For booking and Festival Club please telephone Breege at 09064 32230.
The interaction between these characters as they attempt to come to terms with the events that led them there is the content of this blackest of comedies. This skilfully written play is sure to captivate and entertain drama fans. As well as performing in Cootehill and Letterkenny, we are delighted to be also competing locally at Bog Lane theatre, Ballymahon. We hope our wonderful fans can join us for this exciting endeavour. Tickets for Bog Lane are available from Breege Murray on (090) 64 32230. There is limited seating at Bog Lane so we advise prompt booking to avoid disappointment.”
Newtowncashel Drama Group made their debut on The All Ireland One Act Drama Circuit last Saturday night, performing “Cliffs Edge” by Paul Beard in Cootehill. A very memorable night was had thanks to the hard work of our cast & crew and the loyal support of our wonderful fans. We look forward to this coming weekend and round 2 & 3, on Friday the 14th of November at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Tickets available from An Grianán box office. Call (074) 9120777. And the following Sunday the 16th of November at Bog Lane Theatre, Ballymahon. Tickets available from Breege Murray on (090) 64 32230. There is limited seating at Bog Lane so we advise prompt booking to avoid disappointment. Hope to see you there!