Rush group cel­e­brates 90 years of drama with O’casey clas­sic

Fingal Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THE Mill­bank The­atre in Rush has opened its 90th sea­son with a pro­duc­tion of the Sean O’casey clas­sic ‘The Plough and the Stars’.

As is cus­tom­ary, the first night of the run was for char­ity, with Feile­cain and the Na­tional Ma­ter­nity Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion the cho­sen ben­e­fi­cia­ries this time around.

There were no ap­par­ent open­ing night nerves and a stel­lar Mil­bank cast un­der Di­rec­tor Brian Hos­ford pro­vided a hugely mov­ing and en­ter­tain­ing per­for­mance of this sto­ry­line which is set against the back­drop of the 1916 ris­ing.

Af­ter the pro­duc­tion the or­gan­is­ers of the two char­i­ties thanked the Mill­bank for ‘an evening not to be missed’ and con­grat­u­lated them on the 90 years of qual­ity the­atre they have pro­vided in the Fin­gal area.

The money raised on the night will go to­wards pro­vid­ing life­sav­ing equip­ment for ba­bies born in life threat­en­ing cir­cum­stances, and also pro­vide cud­dle cots and mem­ory boxes for fam­i­lies who have ex­pe­ri­enced still­birth and neo natal death.

The Plough and the Stars runs from Wed­nes­day to Sat­ur­day each week un­til Novem­ber 25th.

Tick­ets can be booked at www.mil­bank­the­atre.ie or at 01 8437475.

He­lena Skelly and Pa­tri­cia Fitz­patrick at the Mill­bank The­atre for the open­ing night of the Plough and the Stars.

He­len Ka­vanagh and Bernard Tonge at the Mill­bank The­atre for the open­ing night of the Plough and the Stars.

James and Pa­tri­cia Daly with Tom and Frances Fitz­patrick at the Mill­bank The­atre for the open­ing night of the Plough and the Stars.

Maura Dono­hoe and Nuala Car­berry at the Mill­bank The­atre for the open­ing night of the Plough and the Stars.

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