I am delighted to report that Newpoint have ALREADY scored at least one FIRST (at time of uploading!) for Murder in the Cathedral, AND Lawrie Hodgett won best actor and Sean Treanor, Best Producer, at the Newtownstewart Festival.
They are also entered in
I outlined half of the Newry Amateur Dr
After Newry’s Newpoint (on the Town Hall stage on Tuesday 28th March) we have another local group, Dundalk Theatre Workshop the following evening with Michael Healey’s The Drawer Boy. This play is set in the kitchen of a farmhouse in
The ever-popular Hugh Leonard’s Da is performed on Thursday evening by Lurgan’s Phoenix Players. I suspect my friend and former colleague Brendan Magee will have a starring role! ‘After Da’s funeral, Charlie returns to his childhood home only to find his father’s ghost stubbornly unwilling to leave the house. This is a beguiling play about the darkly comic, bitter-sweet relationship between father and son.
The notes-writer uses similar language to describe Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van, which is staged on Friday evening by the ever-popular Bart from ‘
Our Festival closes on Saturday 1 April with Blood Brothers by Willie Russell. Because of the extended adjudication, this play begins a half-hour earlier than usual at 7.30 pm. A perennial favourite, it is performed by the Lurig Dr
Have a good Festival!