Letterkenny Music & Drama Group
by Kieran Kelly
4 March 2020
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 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, before they get to perform their brand new play, and epic tale based on the Táin Bó Cuailgne and the mighty Cúchulainn, tragedy strikes. As their former member Fionn McDevitt returns home from self imposed exhile 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 epic production!
Dramateurs is a brand new comedy by the Letterkenny Drama Group member Kieran Kelly (Beneath an Irish Sky — All Ireland Finalists 2018) that is an unabashed love letter to the world of Irish Am-Dram and the redemptive power of local theatre.
We 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 we returned to the circuit again from 2012. We enjoyed great success in 2012 winning the All Ireland Confined Finals and Ulster Finals with The 39 Steps. We 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 Beneath an Irish Sky.