Friday, April 1, 2011 8:40
Thursday night’s helping at the Drama Festival was Clarence’s interpretation of Richard Everett’s ‘Entertaining Angels’.
Thursday, March 31, 2011 15:13
I haven’t laughed as much in ages! Indeed, owning a hearty guffaw, I could be heard all over the auditorium, to the consternation of my dear wife and companion. But ‘November’ was absolutely hilarious!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 16:14
I confess to being very tired of Friel’s ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ – having seen it too often – and disappointment on learning that Newpoint had chosen it this year for the Open Circuit.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 9:44
Tonight is the big one, the performance we have all been waiting for, the appearance of the home side Newpoint, presenting Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa. It is the welcome return as director of Sean Treanor and as actors of the fabulous team of Patricia McCoy, Pauline Lynch, Denise Taylor, Paul McParland, Pat Mooney and Laurie Hodgett and the debut of Corrina […]
Monday, March 28, 2011 11:06
Tonight the patrons of Newry Drama Festival are in for a real treat with what is undoubtedly one of my favourite plays, "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder. The Lifford Players of Donegal are old friends and have been competing for as long as anybody can remember. They are worthy representatives of everyone’s favourite county.
Sunday, March 27, 2011 16:30
What makes Newry Drama Festival unique is the high proportion of competing teams from across the border. This greatly enriches our experience as an audience and guarantees fierce competition for qualifying points.
Saturday, March 26, 2011 11:52
We had a lively and entertaining start to the Newry Drama Festival last evening. Your editor ended the evening in the pleasant company of Barry and Donna Crawford [in The Bridge] and reminisced of Mark Burns, Donna’s brother in faraway San Francisco. Greetings Mark!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 11:41
The nine plays which make up this year’s Newry Amateur Drama Festival will be outlined in turn. We kick off Friday evening (8.00 pm at the Town Hall) with Rosemary Drama Group of Belfast, one of my own favourite groups.
Thursday, March 17, 2011 0:15
Thursday saw some beautiful things happen. We went to see the new storage facilities which during the daytime would prove awkward to offload into and out of. As I was having a conversation with Gerard Duffy outside The Bank, luck would have it that Mr David Downey had a chat with us.