John McCullagh March 24, 2012

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 […]

John McCullagh March 23, 2012

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 […]

John McCullagh February 7, 2012

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.

John McCullagh April 11, 2011

  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 own way is an authority on […]