Mountmellick will be scene of tragedy, heartache, betrayal, love, and good old fashioned murder next week, when the curtains open on the 26th annual Mountmellick Drama Festival.
As always there will be an excellent selection of plays to chose from, ranging from the traditional and familiar through to several plays which Mountmellick audiences will not have seen before.
The festival, which is run under the auspices of the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland, attracts Ireland’s finest and most talented drama groups, whose passion and love for their craft ensures that we are treated to productions of the highest standard as they vie for a coveted place at the All Ireland finals in Athlone or Castleblaney.
This year’s festival will run from Friday March 4 to Friday March 11 inclusive. The Very Reverend, Bishop Denis Nulty will open the festival on March 4 at the Community Arts Centre, Mountmellick at 8pm.
The festival programme is as follows:
Friday March 4, Sharon’s Grave, Saturday March 5, The Quiet Moment, Sunday March 6, Jane Eyre, Monday March 7, Moonshine, Tuesday March 8, Where He Lies, Wednesday March 9, The Thrill of Love, Thursday March 10, Proof, Friday March 11, Steel Magnolias.
Follow the festival on Facebook for more information and for a full synopsis of the plays.
The festival would not be possible without the invaluable assistance of many. The committee is extremely grateful to main sponsors Mountmellick Credit Union and Colm Heslin, manager, for their continued support and acknowledge all the sponsors, patrons, advertisers and friends of the festival.
For more information and bookings, contact 087 7942994, 087 4121205.