The draw for the All-Ireland One-Act Drama Finals was held in St Mary’s Hall, Rossmore on Saturday afternoon to decide time slots for the 11 participating groups of which there are 6 in the Open category and 5 in the Confined.
Those present were treated to the usual Rossmore hospitality which is well known to groups countrywide.
Palace Players are just one of two Munster groups to make it through to the finals this year (Kilmeen being the other) from the 40 open and confined hgroups that started out on the festival journey.
The group performed ‘From Under The Bed’ on Friday night and again on Sunday afternoon in the home venue and with good crowds for both performances (and mulled wine to warm the spirits), the play was once again very well received.
We wish Aisling McGrath (director), cast members Danny Buckley and Liam Howard and the crew made up of Bryan Flynn, Noel Howard, Eleanor Buckley, Maureen Howard and Ciaran McCarthy the best of luck on Sunday night in Rossmore.
Prior to their West Cork appearance, the group travel to The Glen Theatre Banteer on this Thursday night where they are part of a double drama bill.
The line up for the finals is as follows: Friday 6th December at 8pm: Bailieborough Drama Group with “The Shape” by Tara Lovett (Confined); Prosperous Dramatic Society with “Hue And Cry” by Deirdre Kinahan (Open) and Roscommon Drama Group with “27 Wagons Full Of Cotton” by Tennessee Williams (Confined). Saturday – Coolgreany Amateur Dramatic Society with “A Beginner’s Guide to Madness” by Barry McKinley (Open); New Ross Drama Workshop with “Notes On Falling Leaves” by Ayub Khan-Din (Confined) and Corn Mill Theatre Group with “The Aftermath” by Alice Smith Lynch (Open); Sunday afternoon at 1pm – Navan Theatre Group with “Bull” by Mike Bartlett (Confined); The Moat Club, Naas with “Nine” by Jane Shepard (Open) and Model Box Productions with “Two Sisters” by Caroline Harding (Confined); Sunday night at 8pm – Palace Players with “From Under The Bed” by Seamus O’Rourke (Open) and Kilmeen Drama Group with “The Clock Strikes Noon” by Jethro Compton (Open).