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Drámaíocht - Theatre


Linenhall St, Castlebar, Mayo.

T: 094 9023733





Tuesday 1st March

Gúna Nua Theatre - Hamlet / Romeo and Juliet

Here is an opportunity for Junior and Leaving Certificate students to observe and discuss key scenes from Shakespeare’s plays with working professionals. Students will be invited to observe key scenes from Romeo and Juliet or Hamlet. They will be introduced to the language structure, character interpretation and scene work. Students will be encouraged to ask questions and make suggestions, which the actors will take on the board and replay the scene accordingly. Facilitated by director Liam Halligan, together with three professional actors.

Contact Linenhall for performance details.


Wednesday 2nd March @ 8.00pm

London Classic Theatre - After Miss Julie

Seduction. Passion. Obsession. July 1945. A country house near London.  Celebrations for the Labour Party’s landslide election victory are in full swing. The lady of the house, Miss Julie, descends into the servants’ kitchen to seek out John, her father’s chauffeur. As the night draws in and flirtation turns to passion, the two lovers embark on a consuming and deadly dance of desire. Sex, class and ambition battle for centre stage as multi-award-winning playwright Patrick Marber relocates August Strindberg’s brutal, sensual love story to post-war England. London Classic Theatre (Abigail’s Party, The Caretaker, The Beauty Queen of Leenane) present their thrilling new production. Don’t miss it.

Adm: €15 / €12 (concessions)





T: 097 81079


World Premier of ‘Knock, knock’

By Jimmy MonaghanPerformed by the Erris Performing Arts Group‘Knock, knock’ is set in modern day rural Ireland, and deals with themes of seclusion, lust and infidelity. It centres around the life of Kate Mangan, a reclusive housewife whose quite lifestyle is turbulently interfered with when she receives a visitor one night. The Erris Performing Arts Group are a student group who are currently studying Performing Arts at the Aras Inis Gluaire arts centre in Belmullet. They are all aged between 20 - 22 and are from Erris in the West of Ireland. This is their first full length production.

The play will run in Aras Inis Gluaire on February 4th & 5th and admission is 10euro.This project has been supported by FÁS. 


The Ex Factor

The Mullet Drama Group return again this year with a comedy / farce written by Ian Hornby, titled The Ex Factor. They will stage the drama on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 17th, 18th and 19th. This play centres around a farm in which the new owners are converting a stable to accommodate bed and breakfast guests. The work is not yet finished as the inspector arrives.  All manner of complications, misunderstandings, jealousy and women at war with each other ensues.  This lively comedy promises plenty of laughs. Not to be missed! Admission €10.



THE TOWN HALL THEATRE, KILTIMAGH                             

T: 094-9381494


Top Class Shows for the Town Hall Theatre

The Town Hall Theatre in Kiltimagh is going to be busy over the next month with a top class line up of four fantastic shows. 

Kicking off the session will be the Garymore Drama Group with the ‘Beauty Queen of Leenane’ on Thursday, 10th February.  The play set in Leenane is a blend of black comedy, melodrama, horror and bleak tragedy.  The entire play takes place in a shabby kitchen resulting in a claustrophobic sense of entrapment.  The play centres on the life of Maureen Folan, a 40-year-old spinster who takes care of her 70-year-old selfish and manipulative mother, Mag.  In the course of the play, the Folan cottage is visited by Pat O’Dooley and his younger brother, Ray.  The plot, full of deception, secrets and betrayals, interspersed with turnabouts that keeps surprising the audience -hopes are raised only to be dashed.  This is a hilarious comedy, not to be missed and kicks off at 8.30 p.m. in the Town Hall Theatre, Kiltimagh.  Admission is €12 for adults and €5 for students and OAP’s.  This play is not suitable for under 16’s.

Next up on Friday, 11th February, we have the showing of the film ‘The 3-10 to Claremorris’ by Laighne films from Tubbercurry.  This show is best described as a modern day comedy western, set in the West of Ireland.  The story line centres around the efforts of a local committee to reconstruct the old railway line from Collooney to Claremorris.  However, due to the economic downturn, no help or funding is forthcoming from the powers that be in Dublin, so they enlist the help of seven dynamic individuals who ride into town to get things up and running.  However, everything does not go according to plan and soon the ‘Dynamic Seven’ realise that all their efforts are being thwarted with some hilarious results.  This is a hilarious comedy which has had its world premiere screening in Tubbercurry just before Christmas to wide acclaim.  The public reaction to the film has been very positive and feedback says that it provides an ideal tonic for getting over the ‘post budget blues’ and escapism from the present ‘doom and gloom’, badly needed at this time.  The film kicks off at 8 p.m.  Admission is €10.

Then on the 23rd and 24th February we have the Cloonacool Players who bring their current production of ‘Philadelphia’ Here I Come’ to the stage at the Kiltimagh Town Hall Theatre.  This play covers the themes of father/son relationships and immigration in the 1960’s.  The Cloonacool Players have entertained local audiences for many years now.  A Brian Friel play is always worth seeing and ‘Philadelphia’ is arguably his best, so come along and enjoy a great night of amateur drama in the comfort of a professional theatre space on Wednesday and Thursday, 23rd and 24th February at 8.30 p.m.  Admission is €10.

Last but not least in the current line up, we have The Boystown Players who present the Hugh Leonard play ‘Love in the Title’.  This hilarious play celebrates, with biting humour and poignancy, the spirit, strength and determination of three generations of Irish women.  When Katie arrives in the fields of Corcamore to paint Clough-a-Regan.  She is accompanied by the youthful versions of her mother Triona and her grandmother Cat. Their conversation, companionable and hostile in turn, reveals their family history and it’s intricate relation to the wider history of their culture.  This show takes place on Saturday, 5th March 2011 with curtain up at 8.30 p.m.  Tickets are priced at €10 with €8 concessions.

All in all, this is a perfect mix of comedy and serious drama, and it all takes place in the Town Hall Theatre, Kiltimagh over the coming weeks.  Please note the dates and come along and enjoy what will be several nights of absolutely top class entertainment.



Parke Arts & Drama Group Proudly Presents Cupid Wore Skirts

A 3 Act Comedy By Sam Cree

The action takes place in the living room of Andrew Coulter, a widower who lives with his elderly father and son, Brian. His married daughter, Daphne, comes in each day to take care of the men and ensure they are coping. When Daphne becomes pregnant her visits will have to be controlled and she fears for her male relatives’ ability to cope.Andrew's sister in law, the formidable spinster Aunt Harriet, is convinced they will not be able to manage and during a bout of banter with Andrew she makes a wager that he couldn't get a new wife within a week. Andrew advertises for a wife in the forlorn hope that he will win the bet and obtain a solution to his problems.The fun really starts when we meet an array of very different suitors ranging from a ‘sexy' pop wannabe through to a ‘conservative' demure homemade wine connoisseur to a career husband hunter with a family in tow.

The production takes to the stage nightly March 3rd – March 6th in Parke Community Centre @ 8.30pm.  For Ticket information contact Ann on 094 9031128.  More information on email:

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Bealtaine 2016

Celebrating Creatibity as we Age – May 2016

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John F. Deane

Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015

John F. Deane Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015


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Countywide programme of cultural events – 16th September

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