08 Dec 2021

Top class drama takes centre stage at Ballymahon's Bog Lane Theatre

Bog Lane Theatre

Longford County Council Senior Planner Donall Mac an Beatha, Cllr Pat O'Toole, Carmel McLoughlin (Kepak), Cllr Joe Flaherty, Gemma Rowan (Chairperson), Pat Lloyd and Fair City actor Alan Howley

Bog Lane Theatre Ballymahon recently hosted their One Act Drama festival in their newly refurbished theatre.

There was top class drama on offer from nine groups from all over the country.


Guest adjudicator was star of stage and screen, and current Fair City actor, Alan Howley.

The open section winners were Compántas Lir theatre group from Claregalway with 'Zoo Story'.

Confined section winners were New Ross Drama Workshop with 'Specter'.

The Best Actress was Sarah Fahy from Seumas O'Kelly Players Galway and the best actor was David Walsh from Ballaly Players in Dublin.

The organising committee of the One Act Festival would like to thank everyone who made the weekend such a success including the community enhancement programme for their generous funding which ensured the auditorium got a facelift.

Thanks also to Longford County Council for their continued support, Finn's Centra, Nallys Forecourt, Cooney's Hotel, Kepak, Breege and Tommy Murray, Tom and Mary Latchford who sponsored the Special Moment in Theatre Award, and Mary Nally who sponsored the entrance plaque.

Also thanks to all the people who helped on the three nights of the festival as without them this event would not be possible.

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