The curtain is almost up… Glenamaddy is ready!

The countdown is on in earnest to a major date on the amateur drama calendar in Ireland, with Glenamaddy Theatre Festival proudly hosting the 2023 Bostik All Ireland Confined Drama Finals.

The gala event will run from Thursday, 13th of April to Friday, 21st of April inclusive, with an Awards Night wrapping up proceedings on Saturday, April 22nd.

This is a tremendous honour for hosts Glenamaddy Theatre Festival. Of particular pride for Glenamaddy Theatre Festival is the fact that their Director, Coman Keaveny, is currently chairperson of the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland (ADCI), under whose auspices the All Ireland Finals are held.

Nine qualifying groups will participate in the event. Last Sunday, the draw for the finals was held in the Town Hall Theatre in Glenamaddy (see page 36).

The actual performances will be staged in Glenamaddy Community Centre, which is being transformed into a 340-seater venue especially for this event.

The calibre of plays on offer will attract huge interest locally and nationally and all nine nights are expected to be sell-outs. Doors will open each night at 7.15 pm, with curtain up at 8 pm. An awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, 22nd of April in Raftery’s Oakland Hotel, Glenamaddy.

Adjudicator this year is Geoff O’Keeffe. Geoff is highly experienced in all elements of drama production.

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