GALLERY & REPORT

Ballyfin theatre bursts into life to huge acclaim in Mountmellick

Enterprise makes a difference to local groups

Leinster Express Reporter

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Leinster Express Reporter

The eighth offering from the pen of Ballyfin playwright, Frances Harney, did not disappoint huge audiences boosting the coffers of local voluntary groups in the process.

The Enterprise, A comedy cracker, attracted capacity audiences which crowded into Mountmellick Arts Centre for a play bursting with fun while carrying a very strong storyline.

Frances praised the talent on stage and backstage who generously gave their time, energy and expertise to bring 'The Enterprise' to fruition on March 22 and 23.

She thanked promoters, ticket sellers, car park attendants, the front of house personnel and sponsors.

She also extended gratitude to people who turned out in their hundreds to support the venture,

Last but not least she praised the staff of the Mountmellick Arts Centre on providing a wonderful venue.

While Frances was delighted to provide this annual opportunity for local clubs to raise much-needed funds, she was sad that some people who presented at the venue were unable to see the play due to the big demand for tickets.

A DVD of 'The Enterprise' is available an is available to purchase if you private message the BallyfinPlayers Facebook page.

The recipients of funds raised were Ballyfin Athletic Club €3,700 and Ballyfin Ladies Football Club €3,700. Proceeds from the raffle, which amounted to almost €3000, were presented to The Cuisle Cancer Centre, Portlaoise.

Denis Byrne went along for the Leinster Express to get some audience pictures while Joe Conroy captured the action on stage on camera. SWIPE THROUGH THE GALLERY ABOVE TO SEE ALL THEIR PICTURES.