Monthly Archives: April 2017

It’s April and Ballyshannon Drama Society’s  winter sport has come to a end, but what a journey. Our circuit play ‘The Real Thing’ by Ton Stoppard became an unreal thing, a surreal thing ,a most passionate thing but always the nicest thing shared with the best of people woven together by Friendship making our eight festival journey a memorable keepsake. Ballyshannon  Drama Society  would like to take this opportunity to thank all the festivals and their committees for looking after us so well and making our task easier . Thanks to all the Adjudicators who spent time encouraging and motivating us on our journey and we are so grateful for all the awards we received. We really appreciate your help so much. Our…

2017 Courses and Tutors Announced Sun, 6th July – Sat, 12 August 2017 We are delighted to announce the line-up of fantastic tutors for Gormanston Drama Summer School 2017. We are particularly excited to announce some new faces, while we also welcome back some ouf our favourites tutors for Gormanston 2017. Each of the tutors, working with course director Eamonn O’Donoghue, have created engaging, exciting and relevant content for 2017. We feel that there is something for everyone, from the established actors looking to improve their technique, directors looking for new ideas or those new to drama and theatre wanting to get stuck in. Most of all, Gormanston, being a residential course, offers an amazing social scene that makes the Gormanston Experience so enjoyable. Visit our…

‘The Real Thing’ came third in the Newry Drama Festival and also won the award for Best Sound and Music. Richard Hurst was nominated for best actor, Rachel O’Connor and Louise Larkin were both nominated for the best supporting actress award. In Carrickmore, Trish Keane won the Best Actress Award, and we took home the award for Imaginative Lighting. Hopes of making it to the All Ireland Final in Athlone have been put on hold, but ‘The Real Thing’ came Second in one festival and Third in four others, received numerous individual and group awards, for acting, stage management, sound and light, which is a great accomplishment for all involved. Well done everyone! Newry First – Bunclody Second – Prosperous Third…