Saturday, March 31, 2012 9:38
To write a New Age English allegorical drama so radical as Jerusalem – as Jez Butterworth has done – with a degenerate drug dealer as hero and with all its attendant violence and foul language, and almost instantly enjoy huge success with it in New York and London, and have it acclaimed as a modern classic, is quite an achievement. [...]
Friday, March 30, 2012 8:24
There was high praise indeed, and rightly so, last evening from our adjudicator Walter Ewart for Newpoint’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane. I believe he was greatly impressed with every aspect of this interpretation, from the stage crew to the set, to the lighting, sound script, props, costume, the directing and most especially the acting performance. Eithne Bell came in [...]
Thursday, March 29, 2012 15:13
I know you really will want to go to the Town Hall tonight at 8.00 pm to support our local Newpoint Players who are performing Martin McDonagh’s Beauty Queen of Leenane. Eithne Bell and Patricia McCoy have already shared the “Best Actress” award for their roles and Sean Treanor has won a Best Producer award. They all (Donal O’Hanlon [...]
Saturday, March 24, 2012 19:21
Tonight, Saturday it’s the turn of Waterford’s Ballyduff with the classic ‘The Crucible’ by Arthur Millar. The classic parable of mass hysteria draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch hunt and the McCartheyism of ’50s America. The play is a savage attack on the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusation – anywhere and any [...]
Friday, March 23, 2012 13:43
The Diamond Jubilee Newry Drama Festival kicks off tonight at 8 pm in Newry Town Hall with a witty farce, Stella by Starlight, performed by Bart Players from Belfast. Bart are perennial favourites in Newry. All the action takes place in a single night in the home of contemporary Irish couple, Dermot, a down-sized corporation employee and his wife Stella, [...]
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 9:13
The 31st Lislea Drama Festival begins on the last Saturday of the month. The organisers have the good sense to stage at most three plays per week, giving both teams and patrons a break.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 22:53
We have just returned from Newry Film Club’s April offering, the Academy Award winning ‘The Secret in their Eyes’.
Monday, April 11, 2011 10:56
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Young Ireland The next in the Young Ireland: Rebels and Loyalists series of political addresses is on Thursday evening (8.00 pm) of this week in the Heritage Centre Carlingford, where the speakers will include Tim Pat Coogan, James Quinn, Brendan O Cathaoir and John Dunlop, each of whom in his [...]
Sunday, April 3, 2011 10:40
The really good news from Newry Drama Festival is that local group Newpoint (who presented the excellent ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’) is through to the Ulster Finals at the Theatre at the Mill in Newtownabbey in a month’s time.