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Theatre makers! Dreamers of Dreams! Don’t miss Beyond the Pale.

Calling all makers and practitioners of theatre. The Earagail Arts Festival have invited a host of international and local makers of community theatre to Letterkenny for a weekend of workshops, talks and performances.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet like minded people and to explore fresh ways of working, make new connections and creative partnership.

You never know – this time next year it might be you performing at the festival!

While the majority of the events will be next door in the Regional Cultural Centre, we will be hosting performances by some of the speakers and participants.

Little John Nee & The Highly Strung Orchestra at An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny July 2015 Earagail Arts Festival. Music. Comedy. Storytelling.

Little John Nee & The Highly Strung Orchestra at An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny July 2015 Earagail Arts Festival. Music. Comedy. Storytelling.

Little John Nee and his Highly Strung Orchestra will present an evening of music, story and comedy inspired by their crowd funded album Songs from the Lough Swilly Delta on Sat 18 July.

Little John Nee will also be one of the speakers at Meet the Makers – Local Theatre for Local People: The Donegal Experience on Sun 19 July at 2.30pm in the RCC, a talk which will also feature An Grianán Theatre, Guy Le Jeune who is the author of community theatre productions Fiesta and On the Camel’s Hump,  LUXe are a local theatre company which specialises in big outdoor visually spectacular theatre. The line up is completed by newcomers Bread and Roses who are presented their first production, Dario Fo’s Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay, as part of this year’s festival.

Actor Declan Gorman will be doing a couple workshops over the weekend in the RCC before presenting his acclaimed one man show The Dubliners’ Dilemma with us on Sun 19 July. The play recounts the behind the scenes drama of  attempting to publish James Joyce’s remarkable first book The Dubliners.

Dario Fo's political comedy farce Can't Pay Won't Pay. Bread and Roses Theatre Company, An Grianan Theatre, Earagail Arts Festival, July 2015. Theatre. Comedy. Letterkenny.

Dario Fo’s political comedy farce Can’t Pay Won’t Pay. Bread and Roses Theatre Company, An Grianan Theatre, Earagail Arts Festival, July 2015. Theatre. Comedy. Letterkenny.

And if you fancy a laugh then come see Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay. Bread and Roses might be new but the talent behind this new venture are all hugely experienced local theatre practioners. Find out more about the production here.

Beyond The Pale – Meet the Makers Symposium, 17 to 19 July, Letterkenny ~View the event flyer here.

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The Earagail Arts Festival at An Grianán

Part of the Earagail Arts Festival, 10 to 26 July 2015 - two weeks of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard. More at www.eaf.ie. width=

Part of the Earagail Arts Festival, 10 to 26 July 2015 – two weeks of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard.

It’s nearly arts festival time again! Have you downloaded the programme yet?

We’re gearing up for a very busy and arts filled July here at An Grianán. We’re the official box office for the Earagail Arts Festival so you can buy tickets for events happening here in An Grianán and right across the county!

Comedy with Neil Delamere

Neil Delamere in a crown

Neil Delamere. Sat 11 July

Our festival events kick off on Sat 11 July with a night of stand up comedy from Neil Delamere who is back with his show The Fresh Prince of Delamere. He sold out last time to this is one to book your tickets in advance for!

Overture: A Magical Italian Bubble Concerto

Full of bubbles and all the way from Italy is the wonderful family show Overture. From odd instruments giant bubbles appear, bouncing bubbles, portable bubbles, bunches of bubbles, so many bubbles! If you are very lucky you might even get to stand inside a giant, people-sized bubble!

Comedy Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!

Dario Fo's political comedy farce Can't Pay Won't Pay. Bread and Roses Theatre Company, An Grianan Theatre, Earagail Arts Festival, July 2015. Theatre. Comedy. Letterkenny.

Dario Fo’s political comedy farce Can’t Pay Won’t Pay. Bread and Roses Theatre Company, An Grianan Theatre, Earagail Arts Festival, July 2015. Theatre. Comedy. Letterkenny.

Next up we have the farcical comedy Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! from newly formed local company Bread and Roses Theatre. Directed by Katheen McCreery, the excellent cast features Valerie Bryce, Margaret Hannon and Eoghan Mac Ghiolla Bhríde from last year’s hugely successful festival play, Fiesta, along with Paul Bonar (The 39 Steps) and Martin McGinley, best known as one of Donegal and Ireland’s finest fiddle players. Written by Dario Fo, the only actor to ever win a Nobel Prize, his plays are as fiercely provocative as they are funny, and as relevant today in Donegal as in Fo’s native Italy.

Little John Nee and the Caledonia Highly Strung Orchestra

Perennial favourite Little John Nee has reassembled his Caledonia Highly Strung Orchestra to present “Lough Swilly Delta Live”.  In addition to songs from their  debut album “Songs from the Lough Swilly Delta the show will feature their latest new compositions, musical stories, comedy and the drama of being highly strung on the road.A mixture of comic blues and haunted ballads, featuring songs from “The Derry Boat”, “The Mental”, “Dead Rooster Blues”, “Sparkplug” and others all given the “Highly Strung” treatment; the warm earthy guitars of Fionn Robinson, the Ella-mental voice and kaleidoscopic clarinets of Orlaith Gilcreest, the pulsing piano and hair-blowing Hammond of Jeremy Howard as well and Little John’s trademark ukulele and cigar box guitar.

The Dubliners’ Dilemma

Bachelors Walk Productions presents The Dubliners Dilemma based on Dubliners by James Joyce. An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny July 2015. Earagail Arts Festival. Drama.

Bachelors Walk Productions presents The Dubliners Dilemma based on Dubliners by James Joyce. An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny July 2015. Earagail Arts Festival. Drama.

The Dubliners’ Dilemma is an acclaimed one man show that brings the stories and controversies of James Joyce’s remarkable first book “Dubliners” to vivid life. The year is 1914. London publisher Grant Richards has determined to re-read Joyce’s controversial manuscript, eight years after rejecting it over fears it might breach strict British and Irish obscenity laws. Should Richards be the one to risk everything now, second time around, and launch this volatile but brilliant genius on a world about to descend into the madness of war?

Fairytale favourites from Banyan Puppet Theatre

Banyan Theatre present The History of Tom Thumb at An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny Earagail Arts Festival Family Puppets Children July 2015

Banyan Theatre present The History of Tom Thumb at An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny Earagail Arts Festival Family Puppets Children July 2015

We’re delighted to welcome back Banyan Puppet Theatre. Banyan’s beautifully crafted and imaginative shows were one of the talking points of our festival shows last year, delighting young and old alike. This year they are presenting  two new shows: The Elves and the Shoemaker and The History of Tom Thumb. Ideal for younger audiences and their families.

Our pick of the festival! How to Keep an Alien

On the heels of the marriage equality referendum, Rough Magic’s How to Keep an Alien is very topical! The List have named this as one of the must see shows of the upcoming Edinburgh Fringe Festival – but why go  all the way to Scotland when you can come and see it here! ‘How to Keep an Alien’ is a funny and tender autobiographical tale in which Irish Sonya and Australian Kate meet and fall in love, but Kate’s visa is up and she must leave the country.  Together they must find a way to prove to the Department of Immigation that they have the right to live together in Ireland. And it isn’t going to be easy!

Visual Arts: Donegal – Home

Exhibition: Earagail Arts Festival 2015 July

Exhibition: Earagail Arts Festival 2015 July

Our visual arts exhibition this year is ‘Donegal – Home‘ and features work by artists who are either from Donegal or have chosen the county as their home. Artists include Paul Rooney, Richard Wayman, Declan Doherty, Simon Birch, Denzil Browne, Jan Voster, Katrina Quille, Cathal McGinley, Ian Gordon, Johnny Boyle, Una Campbell and Caitlin Gallagher.

There are loads more events happening across the county – check out the official Earagail website for the full list of events!

Festival events at An Grianán at a glance:

Sat 11 July, 8pm: Neil Delamere

Tues 13 July, 3pm: Overture

Thur 16 & Fri 17 July, 8pm: Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!

Sat 18 July, 8pm: Little John Nee and the Highly Strung Orchestra

Sun 19 July, 8pm: The Dubliners’ Dilemma

Wed 22 July, 11am and 3pm: Banyan Puppet Theatre: The Elves and the Shoemaker | The History of Tom Thumb

Fri 24 July, 8pm: How to Keep an Alien

Friday 10 July 2015 – Saturday 8 August 2015: Donegal: Home

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Something big is happening…

A message from Druid’s director Garry Hynes:

“Something big is happening in Letterkenny this summer and we want to make sure you know about it: DruidShakespeare tours to An Grianán from 3rd – 6th June. The production is not only one of our most ambitious undertakings ever, it also marks our fortieth year making theatre!

Above:  Marty Rea who also appeared in DruidMurphy at An Grianán (photo by Catherine Ashmore) plays Richard II in DruidShakespeare (photo by Matthew Thompson).

Above: Marty Rea who appeared in DruidMurphy at An Grianán (photo by Catherine Ashmore) plays Richard II in DruidShakespeare (photo by Matthew Thompson).

“Druid has toured the length and breadth of the country, and all over the world. Our relationship with Donegal goes back to 1983 when we brought M.J. Molloy’s Wood of the Whispering to Ballyshannon and Ballybofey. Over the next twenty years we performed regularly throughout the county, from Buncrana to Aranmore, and in recent years, An Grianán Theatre in Letterkenny has provided us with a home away from home. In 2013 we staged DruidMurphy – Plays by Tom Murphy at An Grianán, and now DruidShakespeare heads north to celebrate the mastery of the bard in our fortieth year.

“Mark O’Rowe, one of Ireland’s most exciting writers, has condensed four Shakespeare plays – Richard II, Henry IV (Pts. 1 & 2) and Henry V – in this new action-packed adaptation for Druid. The production features an exceptional cast, including some of Ireland’s most acclaimed actors: Clare Barrett, Derbhle Crotty, Gavin Drea, Bosco Hogan, Garrett Lombard, Karen McCartney, Charlotte McCurry, Aaron Monaghan, Marie Mullen, Rory Nolan, John Olohan, Aisling O’Sullivan and Marty Rea. You can expect singing, thrilling dramatic moments and a rousing parade of characters including one of Shakespeare’s greatest comic creations, Falstaff.

“I hope you will join us for this epic theatrical event, and help us celebrate forty fantastic years producing and touring theatre.”

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Donegal Chamber Musical Festival 2015

Our friends at the Donegal Chamber Music Society are holding their second Donegal Chamber Musical Festival next week in the beautiful surrounds of Glenveagh National Park. With only 70 to 80 tickets available for the performances in the castle we highly recommend advance booking and you can so so exclusively via An Grianán’s box office.

The festival takes place from Friday 29th May to Sunday 7th of June. The combination of fine music and Glenveagh’s idyllic lake, garden and mountain setting is always a memorable experience. Seven concerts are planned for this Festival, which is held in association with Donegal Music Education Partnership (Donegal ETB), the Regional Cultural Centre & The Glebe Gallery.

Featuring a varied programme of events from orchestral to choral music, music and poetry, students concerts, classical music and Irish Gaelic songs, the DONEGAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL is an unmissable event for music lovers in the North West.

Well established local artists such as the Donegal Chamber Orchestra, Szabó-Yélamo String Duo, Dominic Mac Giolla Bhride, Denise Blake, the Conwal Singers and the Donegal Camerata will be performing in this year’s Festival as well as young players like flautist Amy Gillen from Bridgetown, Laghy and violinist Sarah Ponsonby from Letterkenny and the DMEP`s Junior & Intermediate String Orchestras.

The Donegal Chamber Music Society continues to promote contemporary music-making in Ireland; Letterkenny-born composer Derek Ball will be the featured composer of this year’s Festival.

By Michal Osmenda from Brussels, Belgium (Glenveagh National Park  Uploaded by russavia) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Abobve: The Donegal Chamber Music Festival takes place in the idyllic surrounds of  Glenveagh National Park. Image by Michal Osmenda from Brussels, Belgium (Glenveagh National Park Uploaded by russavia) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

FOUR CONCERTS DURING THE FIRST WEEKEND, A SUMMER CAMP AND THREE CONCERTS DURING THE SECOND WEEKEND

Seven concerts will be presented over two weekends in different locations around Glenveagh. Five of them take place at Glenveagh and the other two between the Glebe Gallery and the Regional Cultural Centre. This year’s Festival also includes a Summer Music Camp for Strings based at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny.

Friday 29th May 8pm, Auditorium of the Visitor Centre, Glenveagh Castle [booking essential]

The opening concert features the Donegal Chamber Orchestra with guest flautist Amy Gillen (ESB Feis Ceoil prize-winners 2014) and music from the Baroque age to the present. The programme will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Russian composer Alexander Glazunov with his Variations for Strings Op. 97. Also included is music by Boyce, Delius, Mascagni, Vivaldi and Derek Ball’s ‘Monster of the Forest’.

Saturday 30th May 12.30pm in The Glebe Gallery [free]

A free Family concert follows in the nearby Glebe Gallery (beside Lough Gartan) at 12.30pm, given by the Junior Strings and the Intermediate Orchestras of the Donegal Music Education Partnership, with young violinist Sarah Ponsonby as soloist in Derek Ball’s Miniature Violin Concertos. Works by Gluck, Haydn, Grieg and music from the Disney movies will complete this lunchtime recital.

Sunday 31st May at 8pm, Drawing Room, Glenveagh Castle [booking essential]

Franz Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 51 “The Seven Last Words of Christ”. Haydn’s masterpiece will be performed in the Castle by the Donegal Camerata String Quartet. Celebrated local poet Denise Blake will read poems by Mark Strand between the movements of this wonderful music by Haydn, known as the ‘Father of the string quartet’.

Bank Holiday Monday 1st June at 6.30pm, Auditorium of the Visitor Centre [booking essential]

A Recital by acclaimed Gaoth Dobhair seán-nós singer and composer Dominic Mac Giolla Bhríde, who will perform alongside Donegal Camerata for an evening that includes both Classical Music and traditional Irish songs. This recital takes place in the Auditorium of the Visitor Centre at Glenveagh.

Friday 5th of June at 8pm, RCC Letterkenny [free]

Music Education.

The second weekend of the Festival starts with the Donegal Music Education Partnership’s Chamber Music for Strings Programme at the Regional Cultural Centre. The course is led by the Szabó-Yélamo String Duo. This wife-and-husband ensemble is well known to music lovers across the North West and has a strong relationship with Letterkenny’s cultural venue. A Students’ Concert by participants of this course will take place on Friday 5th June in the RCC, Letterkenny at 8pm. This concert is free: voluntary donations will be welcome.

The festival returns to Glenveagh Castle for the last two events . Glenveagh’s intimate drawing-room has limited seating accommodation, and concert guests have to be conveyed to the Castle by minibus from the Visitors Centre; patrons are advised to book early!  See below for booking details.

Saturday 6th June 8pm, Drawing Room, Glenveagh Castle [booking essential]

This is the day for Choral Music Lovers. The Festival presents “Songs for a Summer Evening” with the Conwal Singers conducted by Karen Patton. This four-part chamber choir, based in Letterkenny, will offer a programme including music by Saint-Saens, Delibes, Bob Chilcott, Janequin and Derek Ball’s Five Tagore Songs.

Sunday 7th June at 6.30pm. Drawing Room, Glenveagh Castle [booking essential]

“Serenades at the Castle” is the title of this year Festival’s closing concert. The Donegal Camerata String Quintet will perform a programme that includes Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’(in its original instrumentation for string quintet), Derek Ball’s Brian Rae’s Berceuse, Piazzolla’s Oblivion and Liber tango as well as Barber’s Adagio, among other pieces.

The 2nd Donegal Chamber Music Festival at Glenveagh National Park runs from Friday May 29th – Sunday June 7th.

Tickets can be booked at An Grianán Theatre Box Office: 074 9120777 or online at www.angrianan.ticketsolve. com You can collect your tickets at An Grianán in advance but don’t worry if you can’t. We will send the tickets to Glenveagh on the day for collection at the venue.

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DruidShakespeare: What audiences have been saying

DruidShakespeare is an epic theatre event that condenses four action-packed plays – Richard II, Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2), and Henry V – into one thrilling drama played out over six hours.

It had its official opening  last Saturday night in the Mick Lally Theatre and here’s a little sample of what audiences have been saying about it.

DruidShakespeare comes to An Grianán Theatre this June. Buy tickets now or find out more about the production here.

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Environment The Musical – rehearsals photos

Our cast has been working hard rehearsing for our production of Environment the Musical and here are a few snapshots of their first dress rehearsal. Our technicians are still building the set so the stage is looking a little bare here. But the show is coming together very nicely and we are looking forward to our first schools performance on Wed 20 May. Performed by children for children, Environment the Musical is a fun and informative show about looking after your local environment.

First dress rehearsal for Environment the Musical May 2015. Photo by Anne Marie Kilfeather.

First dress rehearsal for Environment the Musical May 2015. Photo by Anne Marie Kilfeather.

Our cast of 35 is drawn from our children’s drama class and bolstered by some of our youth theatre regulars. Since the beginning of the year we have been holding rehearsals twice a week under the direction of our drama tutor Nora Kavanagh who is also directing the show.

First dress rehearsal for Environment the Musical May 2015. Photo by Anne Marie Kilfeather.

First dress rehearsal for Environment the Musical May 2015. Photo by Anne Marie Kilfeather.

Originally produced as a teachers’ resource for in-school practice by local teacher and facilitator Annette McNelis, we have adapted the show for the stage thanks to the hard work of director Nora Kavanagh and musical director Trudy O’Donnell.

First dress rehearsal for Environment the Musical May 2015. Photo by Anne Marie Kilfeather.

First dress rehearsal for Environment the Musical May 2015. Photo by Anne Marie Kilfeather.

Environment the Musical complements the fabulous work of Green-Schools in Ireland. It is ideal for children aged between 6 and 11 and the story conveys the importance of looking after your environment and your community.

It also reinforces the messages of “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle”.

The aim of the musical was to come up with catchy melodies and lyrics that would convey clear messages which everyone might easily understand. Although written with children in mind, the aim was to create songs that would entertain young and old alike.

First dress rehearsal for Environment the Musical May 2015. Photo by Anne Marie Kilfeather.

First dress rehearsal for Environment the Musical May 2015. Photo by Anne Marie Kilfeather.

This production has been kindly supported by the following: Alcorns Garden Centre, An Taisce (local branch), Brownes Printers, David Donnelly – Letterkenny Town Gardener, Donegal County Council, Ferry’s Refuse, Glenard Plant, Letterkenny Tidy Towns and Lurgybrack Open Farm.

School performance dates and times are:
Wed 20th May – 10 am and 12 noon
Thur 21st May – 10 am and 12 noon
Public show dates are:
Sat 23rd May at 11 am and 1 pm

Call the box office on 0749120777 for further information or to book tickets.

[box style=”blue” closable=”un-closable”] Want to get in on the action? Our next intake of participants for our children’s drama and youth theatre will be in September 2015 – sign up to our newsletter for regular updates. In the meantime we have some excellent summer schools to keep you busy during the holidays![/box]

Cast

Adam Hadi
Oscar Murtagh
Leah Smith
Ciara Chernick
Alicia Miranda
Adam Boyle
Jack Gallagher
Sean Kenny
Mark Connolly
Jack Brady
Kira Mills
Niamh Lyster
Ciaran Doyle
Adam Grady
Amelie Gavin Mc Ivor
Sinead O’Doherty
Meave Foley
Madeline Edmonds
Lee Kardos
Sarah Gallagher
Niamh Wilkin
Erinn Sweeney
Anu  NicRuairi
Beatrice Miranda
Vieka Boyle
Chloe Diver
Iga Blaszyk
Sarah Cannon
Anastazja Kimel
Sindhuija Shankar
Rachel coyle
Angelique Mourier
Isabell Miranda

Special guest stars: Captain Environment and Lord Litter

Written by Annette McNelis

Director/Choreography: Nora Kavanagh

Musical Director: Trudy O’Donnell

Production Manager: Peter Rose

Set Construction: Peter Rose, Eoghan Mac Ghiolla Bhride

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DruidShakespeare: Behind the scenes

Check out these behind the scenes images from Druid Theatre as they continue rehearsals for their epic DruidShakespeare project which they will tour to Donegal this June.

DruidShakespeare condenses four action-packed plays into one thrilling drama with an exceptional cast, live music and a rousing parade of characters including one of Shakespeare’s greatest comic creations, Falstaff.

You can find out more about the production here.

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DruidShakespeare: scenes from rehearsals

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DruidShakespeare: scenes from rehearsals

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DruidShakespeare: scenes from rehearsals

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DruidShakespeare

Wednesday 3 June 2015 – Saturday 6 June 2015, An Grianán Theatre Book now

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Business as normal from Mon 27 April 2015!

It’s good to be back! We’re now four weeks into our building renovations and we are looking forward to opening our doors to the public this Monday 27 April.

While work to replace our roof is on going, the scaffolding will remain in place until all work is completed. But in the meantime it is business as normal so don’t let the scaffolding put you off!

To celebrate our re-opening our Eatery cafe will be offering complimentary teas and coffees on Mon from 9.30am to 3pm. And if you fancy a bite to eat you can check out our menu here.

Our first show is the comedy Weighing-In and we will be providing a complimentary glass of Presecco to all audiences members. Now who’s good to you?!

NB: there will be restricted car park access for the duration of the building work. The upper half of our car park remains closed so we strongly advice allowing extra time to find a parking space if you are attending a performance. Car park is free on the Main street after 6pm and parking is also available up the street from us at the Grill Night Club and behind the Court House on Justice T Walsh Rd.

 

 

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ATTENTION: An Grianán will close for building repairs from Monday 30 March.

[box style=”blue” closable=”un-closable”]Update 27 April 2015: we are now back open to the public and it is business as usual. Please note that until all renovations are complete there will be scaffolding surrounding the building. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.[/box]

Car Park Restrictions

Patrons please note that due to these site works, our Upper Level Car Park will have restricted access from Monday 23rd March  2015 until completion of project.

Patrons should also note that occasionally there may be a Traffic Management System in place during daylight hours.

Alternative car parking may be found a short distance from the theatre at the Grill Car Park and at McGinley’s Car Park below the Courthouse on Justice T Walsh Rd.

We would advise all our patrons to arrive earlier than normal in order to find suitable parking and avoid any delays or disappointment.

 

We will be closing to the public during April 2015 to undertake essential maintenance to our roof. Online booking will be available throughout this time.

The planned remedial work to the roof of An Grianán Theatre will go ahead in April. The theatre building will be closed to the public for the month, reopening in time for the hit dieting comedy Weighing In on Wednesday 29th April.

Closure dates: Mon 30 March to Mon 27 April.

Mon 30 March to Sun 12 April: building closed to staff and public. No phone booking during this time. Free online booking.

Mon 13 to Mon 27 April: building closed to public. Telephone booking available Mon to Fri. Online booking unaffected.

Cafe Bar

Our cafe will be closed throughout this period. We reopen it on Mon 27 April and will welcome back our patrons with free tea and coffee on the day!

Workshops/Rehearsals

We will be using the Regional Cultural Centre for classes during April.

Youth Theatre – no classes Wed 1 and Wed 8 April

Drama Classes/Environment: the Musical rehearsals: no classes Sat 4, Tues 7 April.

 

 

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AUDITIONS: Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! by Dario Fo

[box style=”red” closable=”un-closable”]Update 13/4/15: This production has now been cast.

Antonia – Margaret Hannon

Margherita – Valerie Bryce

Giovanni – Martin McGinley

Luigi – Paul Bonar

Sergeant/Inspector/Undertaker/Old Man – Eoghan McBride [/box]

Bread and Roses Theatre will be holding auditions for their upcoming production of  ‘Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!’ by Dario Fo, which will be performed at An Grianán during the Earagail Arts Festival.  The performances dates are 16 and 17 July.

Auditions:
Monday, March 23, 6-9 pm at the RCC, Letterkenny
OR
Friday, March 27, 2 – 5:30 pm at Central Library, Oliver Plunkett Road, Letterkenny.

Cast: 2 women, 3 men

Antonia and Giovanni are a married couple, their friends Margherita and Luigi, also a couple, are younger. The third actor plays the Sergeant, Old Man, Inspector and Undertaker. We may also be looking for a stage manager who may do a few small/walk on parts.

Rehearsals in June and July are likely to be daytime due to available rehearsal space (the Library and An Grianan) and funding. We can schedule around commitments to some extent  but if you are working full-time 9-5, this is probably not for you.

Auditions will involve a warmup and workshop followed by reading scenes from the play.  If you have an audition monologue you would like to perform, that’s fine, but it is not essential.  If you do, please make sure it is 3-5 minutes maximum.  Ideally, you will need to be present for the whole session.

Bread and Roses Theatre, Director – Kathleen McCreery, Producer – Mark McCollum.

If you are interested, please get in touch with Kathleen McCreery via FB or eMail .  If you need more information: 074916 3161 or 08794 10962.

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