Top productions to feature at 55th annual Glenamaddy Theatre Festival

An exciting 55th Glenamaddy Theatre Festival was launched in Jim Pete’s Pub last Friday evening (26th of February), offering ten nights of riveting drama from March 10th.

  MC for the night was Chairperson of Glenamaddy Theatre Festival, Peter Keaveney. Peter welcomed everybody to the launch, especially representatives from local drama groups and festivals. He also wished every success to the local group Glenamaddy Players on the circuit with their production of ‘night, Mother’.

  He complimented the hard work of the festival committee and thanked all the sponsors of the festival while also thanking James and Edel Donnellan of Park Tyres for taking on the sponsorship of the acting awards. Peter spoke of the great programme of plays that are on offer in the festival this year and said they were certainly not to be missed.

  On a sombre note he spoke of the passing of Margaret Keaveny. Margaret attended the Open/Confined All-Ireland Drama Festivals each year, representing the festival with great dignity. Margaret leaves a huge legacy within the group and her memory will live on.

  Special guest on the night was Seamus McNulty, member of the Claregalway Drama Festival and Connaught Chairperson of A.D.C.I. Seamus spoke of the great community spirit and strong interest in drama that has kept Glenamaddy Drama Festival going from strength to strength. He also paid tribute to the hard-working committees who have kept it going over the years.

  The Festival Director Coman Keaveny spoke briefly of the 10 competing groups and gave a synopsis of each play with great detail.

  From Thursday, March 10th ten groups from across the country will take to the stage of Glenamaddy Town Hall Theatre. Local schools completed their art competition, which is run every year in conjunction with the Theatre Festival.

  For more information on all the performances and to book tickets or buy an €80 season ticket please contact 086-2045896 from 11 am-4 pm daily. Join the Facebook page (Glen Drama) or check out www.glenamaddydrama.com.