Ballyshannon Shatter Myth in Athlone

Report on Dr. Russell Boyce’s adjudication taken from There’s a myth that Neil Simon’s plays don’t work on this side of the Atlantic. But All Ireland Drama Festival adjudicator Russell Boyce said it was nice to see how Ballyshannon Drama Society’s production of “The Gingerbread Lady” shattered that myth. He so much loved the detailed set constructed by the Ballyshannon crew that he asked the audience to think especially of those who had spent the winter months building the stage with its fireplace and recessed window, and sourcing furniture and props, including the piano and radiogram (which he told the younger members of the audience was the 1970s equivalent of the MP3 player).  It’s quite a while since he…

Final Results Weekend

Ballyshannon Drama Society wait with bated breath for the last sets of results of the All Ireland Amateur Drama Festival to come in. Ballyshannon are awaiting three sets of results this weekend: Strabane on Friday 28th of March, Glenamaddy and Mid-Ulster (Carrickmore) on Saturday 28th of March. The results of these festivals will determine whether or not ‘The Gingerbread Lady’ will proceed to the All Ireland Final in the Dean Crowe Theatre in May. Results will be posted online here as soon as they are known.

‘Portia’ Photos in Gallery and Kiltyclogher Photos on Current Production Page

John Fallon’s photos from the seventh show in the Ballyshannon Drama Festival, ‘Portia Coughlan’ by the Pomeroy Players, are now online in the Gallery, and photos from both the performance of ‘The Gingerbread Lady’ as well as the Awards Ceremony in the Kiltyclogher Drama Festival can be seen on the Current Production page.