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Aughavas lady in Backstage Theatre production

Fiona Heavey

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Fiona Heavey

Aughavas lady in Backstage Theatre production

Carol Ann Farrelly from Aughavas

Carol Ann Farrelly from Aughavas, is set to star in Backstage Canal Studio’s production of Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth next week.


No stranger to the stage, Carol has studied and worked in the Arts scene both here in Ireland and abroad, in places such as Canada, USA, The Middle East and Europe.
She is currently enjoying being back in Ireland, working as a freelance Theatre & Dance Facilitator as well as being involved in such great community shows and is enjoying this opportunity to work with professional director Johnny Hanrahan on this major production.


Backstage Theatre and Creative Ireland Longford in association with Captain Moonlight Theatre Company will be staging a new musical adaptation of Maria Edgeworth’s legendary comic masterpiece to celebrate the 250th anniversary of her birth.
‘Castle Rackrent’ will be staged in Backstage over three nights from Thursday, November 8- 10.


Theatre Director and playwright Johnny Hanrahan has written a stage adaptation of Maria’s celebrated piece that will bring together over 30 people of all ages from across Longford.
This world-famous text, written in Edgeworthstown, is an exuberant satire of the landlord class who had complete control of land and politics in 18th century Ireland.


Castle Rackrent is gearing up to be an incredibly fun piece featuring musicians, dancers, actors and singers in this musical adaptation by Johnny Hanrahan, who recently wrote and directed Maria in Mind for the Edgeworthstown Literary Festival.
Tickets are priced €18/€16 are available on 043 33 47888 or online on www.backstage.ie