The opening night of ‘A Funny Kind of Day’ was a great success, with the audience roaring laughing from start to finish. We strongly recommend you book your tickets in advance as word of this hilarious comedy spreads! Book tickets by visiting the Abbey Centre box office between 10 and 4, or call the box office on 071 9851375. Thanks to John Fallon for the photos.
Ballyshannon Drama Society presents ‘A Funny Kind of Day’, a hilarious comedy directed by Bill Greaves. The show opens on Tuesday May 23rd and continues on Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th and Saturday 27th.
This farce is a guaranteed good night out, with a cast of 7, who find themselves caught up in a series of rather unexpected situations with hilarious consequences!
Meet the Cast:
Peter Walsh – the rich American financier.
Michael McLoone – newspaper owner & B&B owner.
Lorraine O’Neill – newspaper owner & B&B owner with enough problems to last a lifetime.
Alana Doyle – the housemaid with a heart of stone and a mouth full of obscenities only she can understand.
Amanda Byrne – the wandering mystic with her own dark secrets.
Jacqueline Lily – the not so bright in ways of love and life love interest of rich landowner’s son.
Brendan Travers – the not so bright in ways of life and loves. Son of a rich landowner.
Nightly at 8.30pm.
Opening Night Special: €10
It’s April and Ballyshannon Drama Society’s winter sport has come to a end, but what a journey.
Tickets for the Confined Finals in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry, are selling quickly. The final night is now sold out. Tickets are available via the Hawk’s Well under ‘Western Drama Festival’. http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=HAWKS&organ_val=30527&schedule=list
‘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!
First – Bunclody
Second – Prosperous
Third – Ballyshannon
First – Cornmill
Second – Lifford
Third – Dalkey
Well done to Richard Hurst on taking home the award for Best Actor in Bangor last night. In addition to that, the backstage crew and tech team finally got recognition for all their hard work and expertise with the award for Best Technical Excellence, which includes stage management and set changes. Rachel O’Connor received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress. More results tonight from Cavan!
Results from Bangor
Congratulations to all our winners, and well done to all the groups who participated in this year’s festival. The standard across all nine nights of drama was exceptionally high, and our adjudicator Mr. Vince had some very tough decisions to make! (Photos: John Fallon).