Wednesday, January 28, 2015

THE January blues were well and truly kicked to one side as Carlow Little Theatre offered plenty of tears, cheers and laughter with an evening of three one-act plays recently.

Over two nights at the George Bernard Shaw Theatre, audiences enjoyed the plays Interviews with loneliness, Pete and Joe at the Dew Drop Inn and Costa del Packet, each offering the audience something different, from thought-provoking moments to side-splitting laughter.

“We were very happy with the numbers. It can be hard sometimes to get people out in January,” said Derek Egan of Carlow Little Theatre. “The first play was a little darker, the next lighter and the last one a farce, so we sent them home laughing and on a high note,” said Derek.

Next up for Carlow Little Theatre is a return of the popular The Kings of the Kilburn High Road, which went down a storm with audiences when the production was performed in Carlow late last year. “It was very popular so, yes, it is back by popular demand because a lot of people missed it first time round,” explained Derek.

The latest run will take place in the GBS Theatre on Thursday and Friday, 12-13 February.

The High Kings of the Kilburn High Road will also be Carlow Little Theatre’s entry to the All-Ireland Drama Festival, so cast and crew will head off on the festival circuit in the coming months and, fingers crossed, they will make it all the way to Athlone.

The busy drama group is also currently working on its production of the Brian Friel play Dancing at Lughnasa, which will run as part of Carlow Arts Festival in June.

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By Suzanne Pender
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