Our Day Out

Image courtesy of Sean Lacey

Portia Coughlan

Image courtesy of Heather Cody

An Shaughraun

Image courtesy of Marie Collins

Opening of 2014 Drama Festival

Adjudicator Pauline Byrne, Mrs Sabina Higgins & Louise Forde, Chairperson

Portia Coughlan

Image courtesy of Heather Cody

 

Welcome

Gorey Little Theatre Group has been running strong since the 1950′s. During our time we have put on countless performances. We host the annual South Leinster Drama Festival in which amateur drama groups from all over the country come to perform. From our humble beginnings we have undergone many changes in our venue, from our first home in Courtown Harbour to the fine modern 300+ seater auditorium today. We are always looking for new members to join the group and help out, whether it’s acting or backstage that you’re into, we’d love to hear from you.

Thanks

Mrs. Nancy Byrne

- President

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SUMMER PLAYS 2014

Every Tuesday and Thursday during July and August

Commencing at 8.30pm nightly

The Shaughraun by  Dion Boucicault  

Directed by Imelda McDonogh

(July’s play)

 

Against a background ripe with the intrigue of the secret Fenian Uprising in Ireland in 1866, Dion Boucicault, the undisputed master of melodrama, unravels his comic masterpiece, THE SHAUGHRAUN, which springs to life on the stage.

Desperate forbidden passions! Beautiful damsels in distress! Swashbuckling swordplay! Mustachioed villains! Lots of kissing, and a charismatic hero whose fiddle is the soul of every fair and the life of every funeral…also a dog.

The hero of this melodrama, Robert Ffolliott, fiancé of Arte O’Neil, has returned to Ireland after escaping from transportation in Australia. At the play’s onset, we are informed that Robert is a Fenian fugitive, but it soon becomes clear that he is no such thing; rather, he is an innocent local gentleman who was tricked into pledging himself to a criminal disguised as a Fenian whose intent was to then betray him to the police.
Kinchela, a country squire who arranged the betrayal, also conspires to force Arte into marriage. With the help of a police informer, Harvey Duff, Kinchela tries to hunt Robert down and arrest him. Robert escapes various melodramatic cliff-hanger situations with the help of his good friend, Conn the Shaughraun, a roguish poacher who provides a great deal of comic relief.
Robert’s sister, Claire Ffolliott, falls in love with an English soldier, Captain Molineaux, who is tracking down Fenians in the area. She cannot decide whether or not to protect her brother or betray the Captain. However, Molineaux’s attitudes to rural Ireland provide comic relief, and all ends well. The Fenians receive a general amnesty, the couples marry, Kinchela is arrested, and Harvey Duff falls off a cliff.
The play is set in Sligo so brush up your Sligo accent – apart from Captain Molineux who is British.

 

 

 

 

Tom, Dick and Harry by Ray and Michael Cooney 

Directed by Paul Walsh

(August’s Play)

Tom, Dick and Harry is a hilarious modern farce by Ray and Michael Cooney.  Tom and Linda Kerwood are an unworldly mobile couple waiting on the arrival of demonic adoption agent Mrs Potter.  The peace of their home is interrupted by Tom’s brothers, the cheeky chap Dick and the singular mind that is Harry.  Throw in a police man , illegal immigrants , missing body parts , Shakespeare and the Russian Mafia and you have the funniest play of the summer.