Kiltoom Drama Group presents ‘Canaries’


Following on the success of their previous play ‘Stolen Child’, Kiltoom Drama Group present ‘Canaries’ under the directorship of Tom Blaine and Pat Grey. The play runs in Kiltoom Parish Hall from Thursday, November 29th to Sunday, December 2nd at 8 pm each night.

  ‘Canaries’ is a holiday farce written by award-winning Dublin dramatist, Bernard Farrell. It is arguably Farrell’s funniest play, and follows the adventures of a group of Irish holiday makers on a package holiday. Everybody arrives at the resort in the best of spirits but soon things start to go wrong and the whole holiday descends into a total farce.

  For this production Kiltoom Drama Group welcomes a number of new actors and actresses.

  The cast features a married couple ‘Marie’ played by Maeve O’Reilly and her husband ‘Tommy’ played by John McGrath who head off on holidays with Marie’s father ‘Da’, played by Ged Rowlands. Elaine Walsh takes the role of ‘Jane’ and her husband ‘Richard’ is played by John Stack. ‘Madeline’ played by Della Sammon meets ‘Fergus’ played by Tony Colgan. Carlos (Francisco Vinas) runs the hotel bar, while keeping eye on the Contessa (Ann Toohey). Gunther, the German psychology professor, played by Sean Arthur, becomes besotted by 19-year-old ‘Erica’ (Lisa Nugent). While no good package holiday would be complete without a holiday rep – ‘Samantha’, played by Sandra Cloonan.

  This play will certainly provide a very good night’s entertainment as the audience is treated to several subplots throughout. So come along and enjoy a taste of the Canaries in Kiltoom this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.