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Next play reading on Tuesday 24th July at 7.30 is "Dancing at Lughnasa"
We will be reading Brian Friel’s acclaimed play ‘Dancing At Lughnasa’ at 7.30pm on Tuesday 24th July 2018 at Manor Gardens, members and non-members welcome! The play reading will be led by Brian Finch.
This play is loosely based on the lives of Friel's mother and aunts who lived in Glenties, on the west coast of Donegal. It is a ‘memory play’ told from the point of view of the adult Michael Evans, the narrator, who recounts the summer in his aunt’s cottage when he was 7 years old. Set in 1936, the play depicts the late summer days when love briefly seems possible for five of the Mundy sisters (Maggie, Chris, Agnes, Rose, and Kate) and the family welcomes home the frail elder brother, Jack, who has returned from a life as a missionary in Africa. However, as the summer ends, the family foresees the sadness and economic privations under which they will suffer as all hopes fade. The play takes place in early August, around the festival of Lughnasadh, the Celtic harvest festival. The play describes a bitter harvest for the Mundy sisters, a time of reaping what has been sown.
The cast consists of 5 women and 3 men.
Written in 1990, the play’s West End production won an Olivier Award in 1991. The film version (in 1998) starred Meryl Streep.
Auditions for Hound of the Baskervilles 5th July
Thank you for the good turn out for the auditions for "The Hound of the Baskervilles", adapted by American author Tim Kelly from the original story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Show to be performed 24th-27th October 2018 in the Red House. Cast will be announced in due course.
Play reading on Monday 2nd July "Last Tango in Whitby" All Welcome
Many thanks to all 20 or so attendees for joining in so positively at the fun play reading of "Last Tango in Whitby" by Mike Harding. Possibly one of the best attended play readings ever. Thank you to Niall Clinton for leading it, and for the insights in to Mike Harding's life and work.
Well done everyone, Rumours a great success
Rumours - great audiences, much laughter. Thanks everyone for the show and for coming to see it.
Thank you for the review AmyonAmDram, see it here https://amyamdram.blogspot.com/2018/06/rumours.html