5 kinds of silence Oct'17 (16)Our first circuit date is finally here. After months of rehearsal and a three night run in the Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon Drama Society has packed up and hit the road for the Ballina One Act Drama Festival.  ‘Five Kinds of Silence’ is third in the running order tonight with curtain up at 7pm. If you’re in the area, book your tickets and call in to show your support to Michael, Rachel, Louise, Audrey, Moya, Terence, Ann, Trish and all the crew. They’ll be delighted to see you. Break a leg folks!

5 kinds of silence Oct'17 (16)Following the highly successful and very well received home run in the Abbey Arts Centre (slightly reduced by Hurricane Ophelia), cast and crew of ‘Five Kinds of Silence’ are back in rehearsal in preparation for five upcoming festival dates. If you are in the area, make sure you book your ticket and call in to say hello!

Sunday Nov. 5 – Ballina

Saturday Nov. 11th – Mullagh

Sunday Nov. 12th – Kiltimagh

Friday Nov. 17th – Tubercurry

Sunday Nov. 19th – Manorhamilton

 

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The Ballyshannon Drama Society is delighted to announce a wonderful night of Comedy and Drama in October as we present two one act productions, ‘The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley’ by David Tristram and ‘Five Kinds of Silence’ by Shelagh Stephenson. Both plays will be produced in the Abbey Arts Centre on October 17th, 18th, 19th and 21st at 8.30pm nightly. Following this home run, ‘Five Kinds of Silence’ will participate in the All Ireland One Act Festival circuit.

‘The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley’ is a hilarious, laugh-out-loud comedy about an amateur drama company in competition with a nearby rival group.

‘The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley’ by David Tristram, directed by Ailis Mc Intyre:
Gordon – Sean Mc Loone
Bernard – Michael Daly
Margaret – Emer Mc Shea
Joyce – Mary Hoey

‘Five Kinds of Silence’ is an in-yer-face theatre play by the playwright Shelagh Stephenson, published in 2004. It tells the story of a family living under the power of a vicious father. ‘Five Kinds of Silence’ will participate in the All Ireland One Act Drama festival circuit under the direction of Anne Mc Hugh. Please be advised, this play deals with mature themes.

‘Five Kinds of Silence’ by Shelagh Stephenson, directed by Anne Mc Hugh:
Billy – Michael Mc Mullin
Mary – Rachel O’Connor
Janet – Louise Larkin
Susan – Audrey Davitt
Policeman/Detective/Psychiatrist/Lawyer – Terence Mc Eneaney
Police Inspector/Psychiatrist/Lawyer – Moya Ferguson

For bookings, call 071 985 1375. Group rates are available.

 

 

The time has finally come for us to reveal the cast-lists for both of our upcoming one-act productions. Congratulations to all, and thank you to everyone who took the time to come out for the auditions. It was great to see so much interest in local drama.

‘Five Kinds of Silence’ by Shelagh Stephenson, directed by Anne Mc Hugh:
Billy – Michael Mc Mullin
Mary – Rachel O Connor
Janet – Louise Larkin
Susan – Audrey Davitt
Policeman/Detective/Psychiatrist/Lawyer – Terence Mc Eneaney
Police Inspector/Psychiatrist/Lawyer – Moya Ferguson

‘The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley’ by David Tristram, directed by Ailis Mc Intyre:
Gordon – Sean Mc Loone
Bernard – Michael Daly
Margaret – Emer Mc Shea
Joyce – Mary Hoey

‘Five Kinds of Silence’ is an in-yer-face theatre play by the playwright Shelagh Stephenson, published in 2004. It tells the story of a family living under the power of a vicious father. ‘Five Kinds of Silence’ will participate in the All Ireland One Act Drama festival circuit under the direction of Anne Mc Hugh.

‘The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley’ will be produced for our local audience at the same time as ‘Five Kinds of Silence’, under the direction of Ailis Mc Intyre. This is a hilarious, laugh-out-loud comedy about an amateur drama company in competition with a nearby rival group.

It’s going to be a busy season! Break a leg everyone!!

 

We hope you’ve been keeping all your Ballyshannon Drama Society programmes over the years. You never know what they’re worth!

AuditionsCalling all actors! We will have another informal reading next week for two plays and you are all welcome, whether you have been on stage before, or if you’re just thinking about getting involved (but there’s no need to attend if you made it to the first reading).
Venue: the Green Room, the Abbey Centre.
Date: Wednesday July 12th.
Time: 8pm.
Ballyshannon Drama Society will produce two one-act plays this year, one for the All Ireland One-Act Drama circuit, and one which will be performed locally. Ann Mc Hugh will direct ‘Five Kinds of Silence’ by Shelagh Stephenson for the circuit, and Ailis McIntyre will direct a comedy, which is yet to be decided. Come along! We won’t bite!!

The opening night of ‘A Funny Kind of Day’ was a great success, with the audience roaring laughing from start to finish. We strongly recommend you book your tickets in advance as word of this hilarious comedy spreads! Book tickets by visiting the Abbey Centre box office between 10 and 4, or call the box office on 071 9851375. Thanks to John Fallon for the photos.