by Seán Treanor
8 March 2022
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 stories I inherited were all from S. Armagh and S. Down, but being a S. Armagh man, I see this play as being set in the stony townlands of my own area, where that peculiar sense of ‘gaelic haunting’ and ‘gaelic memory’ might still be found. I venture to believe that these stories and these ‘hauntings’ are not restricted to my area. I am deeply indebted to the dedicated cast and crew. We hope our story has a resonance for wider audiences.
Mary Kelly (Younger)
Mary Kelly (Older)
Peter 'Cat' Boyle
Members of Cast
* Indicates where understudies may have had to come in.
Set / Transport
From the beginning Newpoint participated in the festival movement north and south and won the All-Ireland Festival in 1958 with Arms and the Man, 1961 with Our Town and 1992 with Marat Sade. In 1991 they won Dundalk International Festival with Brighton Beach Memoirs.
During the summer months, Newpoint operates a youth group which functions throughout the year and has provided the society with a constant supply of new blood many of whom come back to contribute as adults.