Carnew to take cen­tre stage at All Ire­land Con­fined Drama fi­nals

Wicklow People - - NEWS -

CARNEW will take cen­tre stage this Fri­day, April 13, when the South Wick­low Drama Fes­ti­val Com­mit­tee host the 2018 All-Ire­land Con­fined Drama Fi­nals.

This is a mo­men­tus oc­ca­sion for the small south Wick­low town, as it is the first time the fi­nals will be held in County Wick­low in the 66year his­tory of the Am­a­teur Drama Coun­cil of Ire­land.

The venue for the event will be St Brigid’s Hall, which will hold over 300 peo­ple on each night of the nine-night fes­ti­val which will show­case the best plays from all around Ire­land.

The fes­ti­val will run from Fri­day, April 13, to Satur­day, April 21, with a great show hit­ting the stage each night.

The Lislea Dra­matic Play­ers kick things off on Fri­day with ‘The Kings of the Kil­burn High Road’ by Jimmy Mur­phy. This is fol­lowed on Satur­day night by the Sli­abh Aughty Drama Group’s pro­duc­tion of ‘Moon­glow’ by Kim Car­ney. Sun­day night will see Cur­tain Call Pro­duc­tions bring ‘Some Girls’ by Niall LaBute to the stage.

Cool­gre­any Drama Group will bring life to ‘Death and the Maiden’ by Ariel Dorf­man on Mon­day, April 16, fol­lowed by the Bal­lycog­ley Play­ers the fol­low­ing night, who will per­form ‘The Night Alive’ by Conor McPher­son.

Wed­nes­day night sees Schull Drama Group take to the stage with ‘No Man’s Land’ by Harold Pin­ter, fol­lowed on Thurs­day night by the Sil­lan Play­ers pro­duc­tion of ‘Una Pooka’ by Michael Hard­ing.

It’s the turn of Holy­cross/Bal­lyc­ahill DG on Fri­day night, as they take on ‘Bold Girls’ by Rona Munro. The fi­nal show of the fes­ti­val will be by the Gle­na­maddy Play­ers on Satur­day, April 21, as they present ‘The Good Fa­ther’ by Chris­tian O’Reilly.

A ded­i­cated group of vol­un­teers from the South Wick­low Drama Fes­ti­val Com­mit­tee have worked tire­lessly to raise funds from ticket sales to host the fi­nals.

They also re­ceived fi­nan­cial sup­port from both lo­cal busi­nesses and from Balt­in­glass Mu­nic­i­pal Dis­trict fol­low­ing the Com­mit­tee’s im­pres­sive pre­sen­ta­tion to the Mem­bers of Balt­in­glass MD last year.

The drama fi­nals her­ald a real op­por­tu­nity for Carnew to show­case ev­ery­thing that is good in the area by pro­vid­ing a very valu­able tourism op­por­tu­nity to show­case its many at­trac­tions to vis­i­tors from all over Ire­land as well as mak­ing a very pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to the lo­cal econ­omy.

Vis­it­ing groups and their sup­port­ers will be en­cour­aged to stay in the lo­cal area and avail of the lo­cal ser­vices and ameni­ties.

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