Roscommon Drama Group presents ‘Canaries’

Roscommon Drama Group proudly presents a hilarious night out with their brand new production, Canaries by Bernard Farrell.

  This comedic tour de force from one of Ireland’s most prolific and popular playwrights transports the audience to the island of Gran Canaria where the sun drenched shenanigans of a group of Irish holidaymakers are explored and exposed in all sorts of ways. 

  Directed by Noreen Hawkins, the action centres around straight talking Tommy (Kevin Woods) and his gregarious wife Marie (Joanne Hone) who with retired docker Dad (Dermot Cox) meet up with fellow Dubs Richard (Kieran Madden) and Jane (Marie Conroy), a social climbing couple all set for a week of party fun in the sun. 

  Enter into the fray seemingly quiet librarian Madalene (Margaret Madden) who has set her sights on the affably enigmatic Fergus (Jimmy Hoban) while Danish professor Hans (Steve Gregory) and his up for anything companion Erica (Bernie Maher) add a dash of international spice. 

  The hotel’s smooth-talking bartender and local lothario Carlos (Alexander McCurley) brings a touch of native colour to the mix, with his grandmother, The Contessa (Mary Cox), rounding out the Spanish contingent.

  Sun, sea, sand and the rest, Canaries has it all!  But before long storm clouds gather, the holiday fizz begins to fade and we realise that nothing is quite as it seems. We are reminded that “we all see what we want to see” as bit-by-bit Farrell plucks away the feathers of mirage, deception and pretense.

  With set and backstage support provided by group members, Canaries is a lighthearted evening with lots of laughs along the way. Performances on Thursday 26th, Friday 27th & Saturday 28th, November starting at 8 pm each night. Tickets €12/€10, now booking at Roscommon Arts Centre, 090-66 25824 or online at