Opening Night at the 71st Ballyshannon Drama Festival: Newtownstewart present ‘The New Electric Ballroom’

The curtain opens on the 71st Ballyshannon Drama Festival tonight, with Newstownstewart Theatre Company presenting ‘The New Electric Ballroom’ by Enda Walsh.

Trapped in the memories of their youthful nights at The New Electric Ballroom, sisters Breda and Clara reflect on lost love and what might have been. As they reminisce, their younger sister Ada looks to re-ignite Breda and Clara’s spirits, and resurrect the smallest glimmer of love and hope in their remote fishing village home.
An absurdist fable of the damaging effects of small-town life, Enda Walsh’s play won an Edinburgh Fringe First Award in 2008 and confirmed him as one of Ireland’s most distinctive and dynamic writers of the modern era.

Newtownstewart Theatre Company are regular visitors to the festival and we’re delighted to welcome them back to Ballyshannon, as the first show in nine nights of drama.

Curtain: 8pm