The ‘Songs for Hope’ choir drawn from the youth section of Lismore Dramatic Society are working hard with choral director Niamh Coleman to present this charity event. It will a great night’s entertainment and all for a worthy cause, so it’s a date for your diary – next Saturday, February 22nd at 8.30pm in the Courthouse Theatre, Lismore. Admission is just €5 with a raffle for lots of prizes.
‘All The Way Back’
Bernard Farrell’s ‘All The Way Back’, directed by Kevin Roche, will take to the Courthouse Theatre stage from 20th to 24th March. More details later!
Lismore Dramatic Society are proud to be associated with Tina Noonan’s play ‘The Prodger’ which comes to the Courthouse Theatre on the 9th and 10th March. Set in a pub in Lismore in 1964, Tina Noonan’s powerful new one-act play, ‘The Prodger’, is a poignant re-imagining of the life of one such veteran – her great-uncle Johnny, who lost a leg in battle. Like many in his situation, Johnny met with prejudice when finally he returned home. He never married and suffered flashbacks all his life.
‘The Prodger’ sees Johnny and a friend head to the pub one wild winter’s night. Rumours of a local murder are circulating. As events unfold and the play moves rapidly towards its dramatic conclusion, stories are told and old secrets and wounds exposed.
Touching on themes of love, loss, friendship and regret, yet full of biting humour, ‘The Prodger’ is a moving portrait of one veteran’s struggle to fit in to his local community, decades after the war is over. For Johnny at least, the devastation of war still lingers.
‘The Prodger’ features a stellar cast of Irish acting talent: Seamus Moran, Brendan Conroy, Joe Moylan and Frank Melia with direction by Patrick J Byrnes.
Tickets will be available from Lismore Heritage Centre 058-54975 and Cahill’s on 058-53992, more details next week!