Goresbridge Drama Festival 2018

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Goresbridge Drama Festival 2018

Goresbridge One-Act Drama Festival 2018 will take place in Ionad Dara, Goresbridge on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October.


This is a Drama League of Ireland Festival.


The adjudicator this year is Ailbhe Garvey-Hughes, ADA from Co. Galway. Altogether 9 visiting will participate in Goresbridge One Act Festival-3 on each night.


The winners will then have the opportunity to compete in the All Ireland finals in early December in Kilmuckridge, Co. Wexford.


Goresbridge Drama Festival kicks off on Friday 261h October starting at 8:00pm.

First up will be Conna Drama Group (Co. Cork) with THE PROBLEM, a quirky comedy by AR Gurney.


The second production on Friday night is Camross Drama Group with LUCY IN THE SKY by Tony Layton that is set in a homeless shelter.


Finally, come first time visitors to Goresbridge, Model Box Productions from Co. Wicklow who will perform A FRANK EXCHANGE by Nicholas Marsh, a drama set in Nazi occupied Amsterdam in 1944.


Saturday 27th October’s offerings start at 7:00pm with New Ross Drama Workshop’s production of SPECTER, a thought provoking retelling of an old ghost story by American playwright Don Nigro.

Then come Palace Players from Co. Cork, the 2017 All Ireland Winners with WHERE IS THIS MALABAR, written by the group’s founder Liam Howard. Malabar is set in 2004 and explores the lives of isolated farming communities in Ireland with great insight.


Friday night’s programme will finish with Bridge Drama, Castlebridge(Co. Wexford) who will perform AFTER THE PICNIC by David Foxton, a play that questions what happened after the ending of the film ”Picnic at Hanging Rock”.


Saturday 28th October will begin at 7pm with last year’s winners of the Open Section-Moat Club from Naas who will perform WHAT’S LEFT OF THE FLAG, a play by Dublin playwright Jimmy Murphy.

Then The Venue Players from Rathoath, Co. Meath will present KEEPING ABREAST by one of their members Eileen Kavanagh. To conclude, Blue Hat Productions from Whitechurch, Co. Cork will present WANDA’S VISIT, an American comedy by Christopher Durang.


Red Mills is once again the Main Sponsor of Goresbridge One-Act Drama Festival 2018.
This festival receives great support in the area particularly from the sponsors without whose generosity the festival simply would not be possible. Donohoe’s Horse Sales and Goresbridge Credit Union have been festival sponsors since its outset. Goresbridge Drama Festival Committee is most grateful to all its sponsors over the past nine years and to the Friends of the Festival for their ongoing support.


The Friends of the Festival list is now open. To become a festival friend, the cost is €30 for which you receive a season ticket (all three nights) for two people and your name will be included in the list of friends in the festival programme.


If you would like to be a friend of the festival, please contact 0872459949.
Tickets for each of the nights cost €10 for adults, €8 for concessions and €5 for children. Tickets will be available at the door each night. Kilcumney Players are really looking forward to hosting the festival and to seeing the wide range of plays on offer this year.


This is a great opportunity to see the best of amateur drama in Ireland across drama, comedy and mystery.