An Evening of Drama & Comedy, Oct. 7-8 2021

Join us on October 7th and 8th for our return to the stage with two one act plays, ‘Faint Voice’ by John Mc Kenna and ‘The Specialist’ by Charles Sale.

‘Faint Voices’ portrays the doomed relationship between the WW1 soldier-poet Francis Ledwidge and his lover Ellie Vaughey, and the impact of his death on family and friends. Ledwidge, known as the ‘Poet of the Blackbird’, was born near Slane,  and served in the British Army. He was killed in the Battle of Ypres in 1917.

Cast (In order of appearance):

Mrs Ledwidge: Rachel O’Connor
Matty: Sean McLoone
Ellien Vaughey: Audrey Davitt
Frank Ledwidge: Terence McEneaney
Director: Anne McHugh

‘The Specialist’ is set in the Appalachian Mountains in 1929, Richard Hurst plays the title role if Lem Putt, expert in the art of privy making. He gives us an amusing and passionate account of the intricacies of his specialised job.

Cast: Richard Hurst

Director: Rachel O’Connor
Lighting: Mark Fearon
Sound: Sean O’Connor

Tickets: €10
Booking is essential – call Ailis/Linda at the Abbey Arts Centre on 0719851375