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Lislea is a beautiful townland just outside of Camlough in South Armagh that has spawned one of the most talented and successful amateur Drama teams in the whole of Ireland.
Just last year for example they took Brian Friel’s Freedom of the City to the All-Ireland Finals, and there came away with the runners-up trophy and the best actress award.
[I am hopeful of a diary account soon from Brian Fitzpatrick on his experiences last year with the troupe. Brian was their sound man.]
And perhaps the most successful and long-running series of Drama Festivals on the whole confined circuit. Indeed this year is their 30th Anniversary and in tribute the local company is attempting a most ambitious choice of play, the Irish Premiere of the stage adaptation of the film that made Marlon Brando’s name, ‘On The Waterfront.’
Much more later.
For now, know that the Festival runs from 26 February until 13 March and season tickets are reasonably priced at