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Programme for the Western Drama Festival, March 2018.
 Celebrating 75 years - The Next Chapter

Adjudicator: Mr Michael O'Hara

Tickets can be purchased through the Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo (online, by phone or collection).
 Tickets can also be purchased at St. Brigids Hall Theatre Box Office during the festival.
See our 'Purchase Tickets' section.

Admission €12, Concession €10
Season Ticket €60 (includes complementary souvenir programme celebrating 75 years)

 

Date

Group

Play

Author

Fri 2nd March
Lifford Players, Co. Donegal
WILL GO AHEAD AS SCHEDULED
Dancing at Lughnasa
Brian Friel

 
Sat 3rd March RESCHEDULED TO SUN 11TH MARCH
Brideview Drama, Co. Waterford
DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER
Stolen Child
Bairbre Ní Chaoimh &  Yvonne Quinn
 
Sun 4th March
Letterkenny Music & Dramatic Society.
Beneath an Irish Sky
Kieran Kelly
 
Mon 5th March
Clann Machua, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo
The Cripple of  Inishmaan
Martin McDonagh
 
Tue 6th March
Phoenix Players, Co. Sligo
Burried Child
Sam Shephard
 
Wed 7th March
Schull Drama Group, Co. Cork
No Man's Land
Harold Pinter
 
Thur 8th March
Butt Drama Circle, Co. Donegal
Three Days of Rain
Richard Greenberg
 
Fri 9th March
Wexford Drama Group, Co. Wexford
Proof
David Auburn
 
Sat 10th March
Bradán Players, Co. Kildare
Conservatory
Michael West
 
Sun 11th March
Brideview Drama, Co. Waterford
Stolen Child
Bairbre Ní Chaoimh &  Yvonne Quinn


PLEASE NOTE

  • The performance on Friday 2nd March by Lifford Players will go ahead as scheduled. 
  • There will be no performance on Saturday 3rd March due to unforseen circumstances.
  • The performance by Brideview Drama (Stolen Child) has been rescheduled to Sunday 11th March.



Adjudicator: Mr Michael O'Hara
Michael has been adjudicating in the drama circuit for at least 25 years all over Ireland and Scotland. Among the major festivals he has adjudicated have been the Ulster One Act Finals, the All-Ireland Confined Finals, the RTE All Ireland Drama Festival Finals, the All Ireland One Act Finals and the Scottish One Act Finals.Michael’s interest in drama was sparked at College in Belfast where he was heavily involved in plays, revues and acting with drama groups in and around Belfast. He went on to teach drama and theatre at the highest levels in schools, colleges and universities in Coleraine, Belfast, Limerick and in Northern Nigeria for more than 40 years until his retirement in 2004. During his extensive career, he was also involved in the training of teachers of English, drama and theatre. He is a Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and a Licentiate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London. This will be Michael's second visit to the Western Drama Festival, Tubbercurry having previously adjudicated the three-act festival in 1997. Michael is very much looking forward to this historical festival. During his stay he intends to play some golf and challenge a few of the locals.