Letterkenny Music and Drama Group
present


Dramateurs

by Kieran Kelly


Friday,
4 March 2022


8.00 p.m.




Important:
The theatre doors will close strictly at 8.00!
Please be seated by 7.50.

(Please note: no food or drink will be allowed in the theatre during any performance, as this is a competition.)



The Play

The once nationally renowned Fianna Players of Ballynascale have not performed on the Irish Amateur Drama Circuit for over ten years and are about to make their long awaited and much anticipated comeback as they host their first ever Drama Festival in their local town hall. However, tragedy strikes before they get to perform their brand new play (an epic tale based on the Táin Bó Cuailgne and the mighty Cúchulainn). As their former member Fionn McDevitt returns home from self-imposed exile in Boston, he must face up to the actions of his past and attempt to re-unite the Fianna Players once more to stage their production! “Dramateurs” is a hilarious, new comedy (briefly performed on the 2020 Circuit) by LMDG group member Kieran Kelly (“Beneath an Irish Sky” – All Ireland Finalists 2018) that is an unabashed love letter to the world of Irish AmDram and the redemptive power of local theatre.


The Cast

Niamh

Elaine Gillespie

Cormac

Jim Holohan

Saidbh

Ciara Gallagher

Conan

Tom Nelis

Fergus

Darren Winston

Redmond

Michael Leddy

Oisín

Niall Brennan

Fionn

Kieran Kelly

Gronya

Laura Gleeson

Diarmuid

Diarmaid Ó Gallchóir


Crew

Director

Kieran Kelly

Producer

Pluincéad Ó Fearraigh

Lighting

Niall Cranney

Sound

Pauric Havlin

Stage Manager

Fiona McDaid

Stage Crew

Anne Flannery
Ryan McKelvey
Pauric Havlin

Set Construction

Tommy Kerr
James Kenny


The Group

The LMDG was formed in Letterkenny in 1991 and they have staged one-act and three act plays and musicals/concerts since then. They have also staged musicals in Festivals in Derry and Bangor and were runners–up in the AIMS All Ireland finals in 2007 with the newly composed musical Children of the Dead End. They originally took part in the Drama Festival Circuit from 1995 until 2000 reaching the All Ireland Confined Finals in 1999 and 2000. After a short break they returned to the circuit again from 2012. They enjoyed great success in 2012 winning the All-Ireland Confined Finals and Ulster Finals with The 39 Steps. They have qualified for The All-Ireland Open Finals in Athlone twice, in 2015 with The 39 Steps and again in 2018 with the newly written play Beneath an Irish Sky.
Cast Photo


Cast and Crew Photo