Ballinamore Drama Festival is centre stage

Last Friday night, March 7 was the opening night of the 33rd Drama Festival in Ballinamore.

Last Friday night, March 7 was the opening night of the 33rd Drama Festival in Ballinamore.

Tomás Conlon, a native of Ballinamore did the honors this year and he was a proud Ceanna Bó man to be invited to do so. Tomas is a frequent visitor to the theatre and is very knowledgeable on plays and producers. He complimented the Ballinamore Drama Festival committee on their commitment to the continuation of the festival since 1980.

Tonight Wednesday, 12 March, we will see the return of Phoenix Players, Tubbercurry with ‘The Wood of The Whispering’ by Michael J Molloy.

The Corn Mill Theatre Group, Carrigallen, are performing ‘The Devil’s Céilí’ by Philip Doherty & Kevin McGahern on Thursday, 13 March. This play is not suitable for children. No reserved seating, first come, first seated.

Friday, 14 March, we will have another new play to Ballinamore ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell and adapted by Peter Hall, performed by Rasper Players, Wexford. On Saturday, 15 March, the Bunclody/Killmyshall Drama Group perform ‘April Bright’ by Dermot Bolger.

The final night the play will commence at 8pm sharp and the Estuary Players, Dublin, performing ‘The Plough & The Stars’ by Sean O Casey will bring down the curtain for another year. Paula Dempsey

Paula Dempsey our Adjudicator is enjoying her visit to Ballinamore and the audiences enjoy her nightly comments on each groups performance.