The RTÉ Nationwide team was in Ballyshannon over the weekend to shoot a special feature on ‘The Gingerbread Lady’ which will be broadcast on April 30th. The feature will include footage of a meeting of the Ballyshannon Drama Society, the rehearsal of different scenes and individual interviews with some members of the cast and crew.
The RTÉ Nationwide crew will visit Ballyshannon on Friday evening to meet the cast and crew of ‘The Gingerbread Lady’ in advance of the RTÉ All Ireland Final in Athlone. RTÉ sponsor the festival and will report on the week of drama in Athlone on various radio and TV programmes, including Nationwide. They will shoot some of the planning meeting in the Abbey on Friday night, as well as some of the rehearsal and cast members in work on Saturday morning.
There will be a meeting for all cast and crew (set, stage, sound and lighting) in the Abbey Centre on Friday night to discuss the upcoming home shows and the All Ireland Final performance.
The draw has taken place for the RTE All Ireland Drama 2014. Ballyshannon Drama Society will present ‘The Gingerbread Lady’ in the Dean Crowe Theatre in Athlone on Friday the 2nd of May. The results of the competition will then be announced in a gala ceremony in the Radisson Hotel, Athlone, on Saturday May 10th. The running order for the 9 shows in the Final is as follows: Thursday 1 May – Ballyduff – ‘Curse of the Starving Class’ Friday 2 May – Ballyshannon – ‘The Gingerbread Lady’ Saturday 3 May – Cornmill – ‘The Devil’s Ceili’ Sunday 4 May – Nenagh – The Outgoing Tide’ Monday 5 May – The Moat Club, Naas – ‘The Steward of Christendom’ Tuesday…
There will be a meeting of the Ballyshannon Drama Society in the Abbey Centre on Wednesday, April 2nd at 8pm.