Newbridge’s ‘WartGirl’ in RTE’s Storyland

A drama filmed around Newbridge, with actors from Crooked House Theatre Company, is to feature in RTE’s Storyland competition.

A drama filmed around Newbridge, with actors from Crooked House Theatre Company, is to feature in RTE’s Storyland competition.

WartGirl tells the story of Viv, a naïve 19 year old girl who loses her virginity to the notoriously good-looking ‘Becks’, and catches genital warts as a result.

We follow Viv on her quest for revenge, enlisting the help of her best friend Tom, his transgendered mum Sandra, and the Lesbian Mafia, aka the ‘Mufia’.

The piece uses many recognisable Kildare locations, and is the work of local Kildare screenwriter Mary Duffin and director Laura McGann.

StoryLand is a unique project in which the viewer decides which series they would like to see more of. Each first episode will be on www. rte.ie/storyland.The power is then in the viewers hands! The audience will vote on-line and decide which series should be re-commissioned for second and subsequent episodes.

WartGirl is being produced by Still Films. Founded by Maya Derrington, Nicky Gogan, and Paul Rowley, Still Films is a production company based in Dublin and New York. They focus on the production of TV, 360 productions, feature films, animations, documentaries and artist films.

The drama features Sophia Cadogan, a veteran of Kildare Youth Theatre and Crooked House, as Viv; Mo Khadem as Becks; KYT’s Ross McMahon as Tom; Athy girl Jillian Bradbury as Sandra and Keith Burke, a veteran of KYT and Crooked House, as Rob.

The drama can be seen at www.rte.ie/storyland from March 2 to 11, where viewers can also vote to keep the Kildare drama in the running for the top prize. Information is also available on www.facebook.com/wartgirl.