Monthly Archives: February 2017

The 65th Ballyshannon Drama Festival will open with ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ written by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based on the novel of the same name by Albom. The show is produced by the long established Backburners theatre group from Newtownstewart, featuring our very own Paddy Campbell, making a very welcome return to the Abbey stage. ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news programme  and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into…

‘The Real Thing’ – Opening Night Special €10 Ballyshannon Drama Society return to the Abbey Arts Centre tonight with Tom Stoppard’s startlingly funny and deeply moving ‘The Real Thing’, before taking the show out on the festival circuit.  The play opens in the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, on Valentine’s Night, a fitting night for this enthralling, witty and insightful comedy about love and fidelity.  Written by four-time Tony Award winner Tom Stoppard, ‘The Real Thing’ is a play set in 1980s London that examines the nature of honesty, love, and marriage. Featuring a play within a play, the production explores appearances versus reality through the relationship between Annie, an activist and actress, and Henry, a playwright. First performed at London’s…

Ballyshannon Drama Society return to the Abbey Arts Centre this week with Tom Stoppard’s startlingly funny and deeply moving ‘The Real Thing’, before taking the show out on the festival circuit. The play opens in the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, on Tuesday February 14th, a fitting night for this enthralling, witty and insightful comedy about love and fidelity.  Written by four-time Tony Award winner Tom Stoppard, ‘The Real Thing’ is a play set in 1980s London that examines the nature of honesty, love, and marriage. Featuring a play within a play, the production explores appearances versus reality through the relationship between Annie, an activist and actress, and Henry, a playwright. First performed at London’s The Strand Theatre in 1982, ‘The Real Thing’ went on to win a Tony Award for…