Monthly Archives: January 2015

Join Richard Hurst as he takes a break from rehearsals and dons his kilt for the Burns Supper tonight in The Gaslight Restaurant, Rossnowlagh.  

 Youth Music Theatre UK, a national educational arts charity supported by Arts Council England, will be auditioning at: –      Lyric Belfast – Saturday 14 February –      DanceIreland DanceHouse – Sunday 15 February  YMT UK are looking for talented young performers and musicians aged 11-21 to join the YMT Company of 2015 and have the opportunity to take part on a two/three-week residential course in summer and star in YMT’s 2015 Summer Season of New Music Theatre. All participants will receive a qualification from Trinity College London. Since 2003, YMT has trained over 6,000 young people including Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Charlotte Ritchie and Lauren Samuels. Check it out on their website.

Details of the Three Act Festival circuit are now online here. Ballyshannon Drama Society will compete in the following festivals: Fri. 27th Feb: Newtonstewart Sat.  7th  Mar: Castleblaney Sun. 8th Mar: Tubbercurry Mon. 9th Mar: Enniskillen Fri. 13th Mar: Kiltyclogher Sat. 21st Mar: Strabane Wed. 25th Mar: Carrickmore Sun. 29th Mar: Cavan  

Ballyshannon Drama Society return to the Abbey Centre in February with their latest theatrical venture, Yazmina Reza’s electrifying comedy God of Carnage, before taking the show on to the All Ireland Drama Festival circuit. The ninety minute play, set in a tastefully decorated apartment in modern day Paris, tells the story of two sets of parents who meet to discuss a scuffle between their sons. This comedy of manners (without the manners!) poses the question: is there such a thing as the art of coexistence? If we’re polite to one another, shouldn’t we all just get along? The philosophy is tested when a rational discussion among the polite, civilised adults quickly devolves into carnage. Emotional buttons are pressed, boundaries are assaulted…