Month: March 2011

John McCullagh March 31, 2011

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!

John McCullagh March 30, 2011

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.

John McCullagh March 29, 2011

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 […]

John McCullagh March 28, 2011

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.

John McCullagh March 27, 2011

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.