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Stellar lineup announced for Mountmellick’s 28th Drama Festival

Mountmellick Drama Festival is back for its 28th season and promises to thrill and excite again this year from Friday March 9 to Friday March 16.

Eight of Ireland’s finest amateur drama groups will compete for points to qualify for the RTÉ All-Ireland open finals in Athlone or the confined finals in Carnew.

Season ticket holders will also have the delight of being entered into a draw to win a three course dinner for two in Ballyfin House hotel.

Schedule of events
All performances start nightly at 8pm

Friday March 9: Sliabh Aughty DG – “Moonglow” By Kim Carney

Saturday March 10: Skibbereen Theatre Society – “Abigail’s Party” By Mike Leigh

Sunday March 11: Glenamaddy Players – “The Good Father” By Christian O’Reilly

Monday March 12: Nenagh Players – “Duet for One” By Tom Kempinski

Tuesday March 13: Compántas Lir –“The Glass Menagerie “by Tennessee Williams

Wednesday March 14: Gorey Little Theatre – “Unbroken Circle” by James Wesley

Thursday March 15: Coolgreany Drama – “Death and The Maiden” By Marcus Lloyd

Friday March 16: Ballyduff Drama – “Albertine in Five Times” By Michael Tremblay

This year there is a mix of old and new with many genre of play, so if it’s comedy or high drama you are after – there is something for everyone.

The adjudicator for this year is Martin Maguire. This is Martin’s first time to Mountmellick but he is very well experienced and respected by groups and festivals alike.    

Tickets cost €10 nightly with season ticket holders paying €50 for the whole event. Tickets will be available on the door and concessions and group bookings are available.               

For further enquiries, contact 087 7942994 or 087 412120.

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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.