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size may be ac­com­mo­dated. This is com­pli­mented by a com­put­erised light­ing board and a built-in sound sys­tem.

A walk­way at the rear of the stage leads to a spi­ral stair­case to the dress­ing rooms on the sec­ond floor.

This floor also con­tains a spa­cious re­hearsal room and a prop room, the con­tents of which are the envy of ev­ery ama­teur and pro­fes­sional group in the coun­try. Many of the props have been used by pro­fes­sional theatre and film com­pa­nies in their pro­duc­tions.

Charleville is in­deed for­tu­nate to have such a fa­cil­ity on its doorstep, and long may it con­tinue to flour­ish.

Christy O’Sul­li­van of the West Cork Drama Fes­ti­val mak­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion to John But­ler, watched by John’s wife, Maudie, Michael Twomey, Cork and Margie Na­gle of the Shoe­string Group, Charleville at the John But­ler trib­ute night at the School­yard Theatre.

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