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Don’t miss the opening of 35th Lislea Drama Festival

February 22, 2016

Saturday 27th February to Saturday 12th March

Lislea’s 35th Annual Drama Festival begins on Saturday 27th February.  This year the Festival Committee have built upon their excellent relations with drama groups the length and breadth of Ireland and welcome groups from Galway, Tyrone, Cavan and Armagh to this year’s festival.
This year the Festival Committee wants to extend a warm welcome to the very accomplished D.A.D.S Drama Society who will open the festival coming all the way from Co. Galway fresh from being placed in second place in the 2015 All-Ireland Confined Drama Finals.  There is a really interesting mix and blend of both new and classic plays, drama and comedy.  This is accompanied by the professional critique of Martin Maguire, the Festival adjudicator.  In short, a varied programme spanning two weeks to whet the appetites of the more seasoned playgoers and appeal to the tastes of the occasional theatre patrons.
The festival committee is delighted to have the backing of Aidan Strain Electrical Engineering as our main sponsor and the unrelenting support of all the sponsors in our local community.  Aidan Strain Electrical Engineering is celebrating over 35 years in business and his trade counter will supply all your electrical needs including a full range of SWA cable (cut to order), low energy lamps, LED lamps, garden lighting, conduit cable and many other products to meet patrons domestic or industrial requirements from his base on the Maphoner Road in Mullaghbawn. www.aseeltd.com.
The Festival opens on Saturday 27th February with the play ‘The Gigli Concert’ written by Tom Murphy and is performed by D.A.D.S Drama Society. This fiercely satirical and beautifully crafted play is about the endurance of the human spirit and our ability to achieve the impossible. JPW King is a ‘Dynamatologist’ caught between the demands of Mona his mistress, Helen the unattainable love of his life, and an Irishman who wants to sing like Gigli. Widely regarded as a modern masterpiece, Tom Murphy has created a starburst of language, ideas and stage trickery.
This is followed on Sunday 28th February by Pomeroy Players with ‘Da’ by Hugh Leonard. This production centres on Charlie and the events that follow his father’s funeral. Charlie returns to his childhood home only to find his father’s ghost is stubbornly unwilling to leave the house, or his son’s mind. As the events of Charlie’s youth and Da’s troubled relationship with Mother are replayed, we discover the darkly comic, bittersweet relationship that existed between father and son.
Curtain up at 8pm sharp. Tickets are on sale nightly at the Box Office from 7-8 pm. Nightly Admission £7 Children £3 General Enquiries Tel 028 30838565
See Press/Website for further details.    www.lisleacommunity.com  Follow us on Twitter @LisleaDramaFest and find us on Facebook.

Lislea’s 35th Annual Drama Festival begins on Saturday 27th February.  This year the Festival Committee have built upon their excellent relations with drama groups the length and breadth of Ireland and welcome groups from Galway, Tyrone, Cavan and Armagh to this year’s festival.  This year the Festival Committee wants to extend a warm welcome to the very accomplished D.A.D.S Drama Society who will open the festival coming all the way from Co. Galway fresh from being placed in second place in the 2015 All-Ireland Confined Drama Finals.  There is a really interesting mix and blend of both new and classic plays, drama and comedy.  This is accompanied by the professional critique of Martin Maguire, the Festival adjudicator.  In short, a varied programme spanning two weeks to whet the appetites of the more seasoned playgoers and appeal to the tastes of the occasional theatre patrons.The festival committee is delighted to have the backing of Aidan Strain Electrical Engineering as our main sponsor and the unrelenting support of all the sponsors in our local community.  Aidan Strain Electrical Engineering is celebrating over 35 years in business and his trade counter will supply all your electrical needs including a full range of SWA cable (cut to order), low energy lamps, LED lamps, garden lighting, conduit cable and many other products to meet patrons domestic or industrial requirements from his base on the Maphoner Road in Mullaghbawn. www.aseeltd.com.The Festival opens on Saturday 27th February with the play ‘The Gigli Concert’ written by Tom Murphy and is performed by D.A.D.S Drama Society. This fiercely satirical and beautifully crafted play is about the endurance of the human spirit and our ability to achieve the impossible. JPW King is a ‘Dynamatologist’ caught between the demands of Mona his mistress, Helen the unattainable love of his life, and an Irishman who wants to sing like Gigli. Widely regarded as a modern masterpiece, Tom Murphy has created a starburst of language, ideas and stage trickery.This is followed on Sunday 28th February by Pomeroy Players with ‘Da’ by Hugh Leonard. This production centres on Charlie and the events that follow his father’s funeral. Charlie returns to his childhood home only to find his father’s ghost is stubbornly unwilling to leave the house, or his son’s mind. As the events of Charlie’s youth and Da’s troubled relationship with Mother are replayed, we discover the darkly comic, bittersweet relationship that existed between father and son. Curtain up at 8pm sharp. Tickets are on sale nightly at the Box Office from 7-8 pm. Nightly Admission £7 Children £3 General Enquiries Tel 028 30838565See Press/Website for further details.    www.lisleacommunity.com  Follow us on Twitter @LisleaDramaFest and find us on Facebook.

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