Kilrush Drama Group

The Salvage Shop

by Jim Nolan

28 February 2020

8.00 p.m.

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 Salvage Shop, a drama about the fraught relationship of Sylvia and his son, Eddie, has forgiveness and redemption at its core. Sylvie is dying of cancer but still raging against the local brass and committee and still holding a grudge against Eddie, who left the band at a crucial time for its success. Eddie, meantime, strives to nurse his father and keep the family salvage business going. Struggling with regret and guilt, he comes up with a scheme involving Sylvie's idol, Pavarotti. This heart-warming play is permeated by snatches of powerful operatic tunes and arias that give the work a mythic quality.

The Cast

Sylvie Tansey

Michael Dunbar

Eddie Tansey

Joe Sinnott

Katie Tansey

Ellie Willoughby

Rita Shanahan

Catherine Stafford

Stephen Kearney

P. J. Arthur

Josie Costello

John Redmond



Pat Whelan
Mick Byrne

Stage Manager

Tommy Kavanagh

Set Design

Pat Whelan
Kevin McEvoy

Props and Set Dressing

Lar Duffy
Cathy Tighe


Kevin McEvoy


Paddy Byrne
Dougie Doyle
Nick Whelan


Jacinta Kavanagh

Make Up

Lorna Doran McEvoy

Set Crew

Tommy Kavanagh
Lar Duffy
Mick Byrne
Paddy Byrne
Stephen Ellis
Dougie Doyle
Tom Byrne
Roy Douglas
Ger Byrne
Mary Doran
Kevin Mulholland
Raymond Brennan
Gavin Nolan

The Group

Kilrush Drama Group was founded by Mick Byrne in 1964 and have participated in the 3-Act Festival Circuit almost every year since 1965. The group also presents a comedy each Autumn in the Parish Hall in Ballyroebuck and have been involved in numerous pageants over the years. In 2015, Kilruch DG won the Confined All Ireland Drama Final in Kilmuckridge with their production of Poor Beast in the Rain by Billy Roche. On 2019, Kilrrush qualified for the Open All Ireland Finals in Athlone for the first time with their production of The Steward of Christendom by Sebastian Barry. Michael Dunbar won the Best Actor Award for his portrayal of Thomas Dunne and Kevin McEvoy received the John Butler Scholarship to the DLI Summer School for his lighting.
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