The Letterkenny One Act Drama Festival returns for the fifth year this weekend having successfully hosted the ALL Ireland festival last year. This year’s festival sees 9 groups from all over the country competing in both confined and open hoping to win a place at the ADCI All Ireland finals
The Festival kicks off at An Grianan theatre on Thursday 1st with the Seamus O Kelly players from Loughrea Co. Galway with Lucy in the Sky by Tony Layton. The Wild River Drama Group from Ballinrobe represent Mayo with Melody by Deirdre Kinahan and closing on Thursday evening are The Venue Players from Ratoath Co. Meath with Keeping Abreast by Eileen Kavanagh.
Friday November 2nd brings Theatre 3 from Newtownabbey with A bench at the Edge by Luigi Jannuzzi followed by Corn Mill theatre group with From Under the Bed by Seamus O Rourke. The Coolgreany Drama Group finish the Friday night line-up with Mr. Foot by Michael Frayn.
On Saturday evenings grand finale, we have The Sillan Players Cavan with The Long Wet Grass by Seamus Scanlon followed by Bradan Players from Lucan Co. Dublin with Aubade by Mark Yates and bringing the festival to a close are Gunpowder Productions from Ballincollig Co. Cork with Wittgenstein in the West by Stephen Toomey.
There is a wealth of quality drama on offer here with black comedy, heart-warming love story, social drama, comedy and politics all from top quality amateur groups. Several groups will make a welcome return to The Letterkenny One Act Festival which has established itself as a key event in Irelands amateur festival circuit.
The festival welcomes back professional actor and director Paula Dempsey as adjudicator who was with the festival last in 2016.
As well as all this there will be musical entertainment in the foyer on Saturday night with Pat Campbell and Joe Coyle and a comedy interlude with Letterkenny’s funniest Andy McGranaghan. The committee would like to thank the Station House Hotel for their generous sponsorship of this event.
The Letterkenny One Act Festival committee
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