Stage set for Kildare Festival

Corofin Dramatic Society with their production of "The Electric Ballroom".
Now in its 56th year, the Kildare Drama Festival has lost none of its sparkle with five new groups coming to the town.

Now in its 56th year, the Kildare Drama Festival has lost none of its sparkle with five new groups coming to the town.

The festival runs from Thursday March 6 to Friday 14 (excluding Sunday).

To ease the financial burden on people, the committee have this year introduced a buy one ticket, get one half price offer.

In the build up to this year’s event, the feedback has proven very positive.

“The groups are very experienced and we have moved the festival back a week so the plays will be that much slicker. The groups will have had that extra time to put into practice some of the adjudicators’s suggestions, “ explained Ian Weir.

The adjudicator will be Donal Courtney.

The line up includes Craanford Drama Group’s “Thy Will be Done” on Thursday 6,

On Friday 7, “Curse of the Starving Class” will be performed by Ballyduff Drama Group. On Saturday 8 , Garrymore Drama Group take on the comedy “Moll” while on Monday 10 Nenagh Players stage “The Outgoing Tide”.

On Tuesday 11, “Unforgiven” will be taken on by Sliabh Aughty Drama Group, while The Moat Club has lined up “The Steward of Christendom” on Wednesday Mar 12.,

On Thursday 13, Holycross/Ballycahill D/G will perform “Dead Guilty”.

The final night, Friday March 14 sees “The New Electric Ballroom” staged by Corofin Dramatic Society.

Tickets can be purchased from the Kildare Town Heritage Centre or on the door on the night of the plays.

The curtain will rise at 8pm every night. Audiences are promised an action packed eight nights of drama.