Welcome to the

Mountmellick
Drama Festival

4TH – 11TH MARCH

Welcome to the

Mountmellick
Drama Festival

4TH – 11TH MARCH

Welcome to the

Mountmellick
Drama Festival

4TH – 11TH MARCH

Welcome to the

Mountmellick
Drama Festival

4TH – 11TH MARCH

Festival Program

See below a synopsis of the plays and theatre group information for the Mountmellick Drama Festival 2022.

We are delighted to announce that the festival will take place at full capacity. Please book your ticket below.

7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
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We are delighted to launch our new Mountmellick Drama Festival Ticket, offering great benefits and access to all Mountmellick Drama Festival Events. A Season Ticket offers unrivalled value and allows you to experience the entire beauty and charm of the Mountmellick Drama Festival.

Once a Season Ticket is purchased, you will automatically get a seat in every event. The Season Ticket option is great for those who want to experience all, or the majority of the Mountmellick Drama Festival.

A Season Ticket costs €60. Concession Season Ticket ( OAP/Student – ID Required ) costs €35

8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Eurydice Book a Ticket
Author: Sarah Ruhl
Group: Dalkey Players
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Eurydice’ is in love with Orpheus. Her dead father has advice for her wedding but his letters can’t get through to the land of the living. At last one does. With her father’s words in her hand, she crashes down a flight of stairs and wakes in the underworld, her memory wiped. How will she ever get home?

By the highly acclaimed US playwright Sarah Ruhl, ‘Eurydice’ is a playful and original take on the classic myth with magical, dreamlike surrealism, lyrical beauty and heart-rending pathos.

Dalkey Players is a small group based in Dalkey, Co Dublin. Producing full and one-act plays, the group also has an active writing group. The Group won the RTE All Ireland Drama Finals in 2017 and were Runners Up in 2016.

Dalkey Players is delighted to be on the Circuit for 2021 and look forward to performing live theatre again.

General Admission: €12

Concession Ticket (OAP/Student – ID Required): €7

Do you want to see more than one event? Perhaps the Season Ticket would suit you better. Gain access to all shows throughout Mountmellick Drama Festival for just €60.

 

8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
God Of Carnage Book a Ticket
Author: Yasmina Reza
Group: Prosperous Dramatic Society
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What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach their children how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime?

Boys will be boys, but the adults are usually worse – much worse.

Prosperous is a small village in Co. Kildare with a strong tradition of theatre and the group are thrilled to have won the RTE All Ireland Drama Finals for the first time in 2018. The group first won the 1-Act All Ireland finals in 2012 and were invited to perform their winning production in Monaco at the Mondial du Theatre. The group are consistent qualifiers for the 3-Act All Ireland finals in Athlone. They held the title of Ulster Champions in 2013 and 2014. In 2015 the group were awarded the Abbey Theatre award in the 2017 RTE All Ireland Drama Festival finals, bringing The Play about the Baby to the Peacock Stage for 4 sold-out performances and again in 2018 with Sylvia. In 2019 Prosperous Dramatic Society defended their title with their production of ‘An Enemy of the People’ winning the converted RTE’s All Ireland Drama Festival premier prize in Athlone for the second year in a row!

General Admission: €12

Concession Ticket (OAP/Student – ID Required): €7

Do you want to see more than one event? Perhaps the Season Ticket would suit you better. Gain access to all shows throughout Mountmellick Drama Festival for just €60.

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Mountmellick Drama Festival has been in existence for over thirty years. The festival is firmly established as the premier event in the Laois and Midland’s Theatre calendar.

The Festival runs in the newly refurbished Mountmellick Community Arts Centre. The Arts Centre boasts a four-hundred and fifty seat Auditorium with a Michael Scott designed proscenium style stage ensuring perfect sight lines with a full view from every seat in the house. Seating is Pullman styled ensuring a comfortable evening for all patrons.

Mountmellick Drama Festival is renowned nationally as the friendliest theatre event on the circuit. The hosting committee will greet you each evening and are available to attend to your every need. You will have the opportunity to chat about the show over light refreshments and the interval and post-show banter that takes place each night is a theatre in itself. It is not unusual to see the audience, performers, adjudicator, and festival staff submerged in discourse long after the final curtain.

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We are proud to be back from the 4th-11th March 2022.
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Tickets are now available online for the first time.

Our shows will be running at full capacity.

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Venue

Mountmellick Community Arts Centre The Festival runs in the newly refurbished Mountmellick Community Arts Centre. The Arts Centre boasts a four-hundred and fifty…

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Mountmellick Credit Union Limited Laois Libraries Service

Funded by the Department of Rural and Community:

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