2005 Productions

CHRISTMAS PANTO - THE SLEEPING BEAUTY - Sat 10th – Sat 17th December

Written by Moat club member Eugene Delaney and directed by Padraig Broe, our annual Christmas romp which will feature over 100 members both on and off stage is always a guaranteed sell out. Oh yes it is!!!


THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN by Martin Mc Donagh - Tues 11th – Sat 15th October

Directed by Wilma O’ Keeffe 

Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, this is a comic tale of the adventures of young ‘Cripple Billy’ who is determined to break away from the daily tedium of gazing at cows and yearning for love by auditioning for a Hollywood film.

Barry Goodwin, Joe Byrne, Conal Boyce and Sarah Gallagher.

DARKNESS AND LIGHT - Wed 21st – Sat 24th September

A carousel of theatre.

TALK IN THE PARK by Alan Ayckbourn. Rehearsed reading directed by Maire Murphy. Following our successful run of performed readings in 2003 and 2004, this black comedy which deals with the eccentricities of the human dilemma of loneliness promises to be fun filled yet thought provoking.

BAR AND GER by Geraldine Aaron. Directed by Moll Fullam. Rehearsed reading of this amusing yet moving piece which spans the lives of brother and sister Bar and Ger.

RUNNING IN THE DREAM by Paul Sheehan. Directed by Una Gribben. A murder mystery where a distraught young man Danny is helped by his therapist Philippa to come to terms with his wife’s murder. An unexpected revelation ensues.

THIS LIME TREE BOWER by Conor Mc Pherson - Tues 12th – Sat 16th July

Directed by Ger O’ Shea

Three men from a small Dublin seaside village tell their overlapping stories of one fateful weekend. A tale of accusation, money lending, robbery, sex and revenge, this is a marvellously touching and entertaining play.

THE KING AND I (Musical) - Wed 22nd – Sat 25th June

Directed by Mona Conroy

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, set against the backdrop of 19th century Siam, wrestles with the ancient values of Siam and the modern influences of Western culture. 

Martin Hennessy (The King) and Helena Reynolds-Begley (Anna)

SPRING FEVER - Tues 19th – Sat 23rd April

An evening of three one act plays.

THE COLLECTION by Harold Pinter. Directed by Paddy Travers. A single event triggers a chain of jealous reactions affecting the lives of two couples. Who is telling the truth? And what is the truth? What really happened (or did not happen) in a hotel bedroom in Leeds?

THE SPELLING OF COYNES by Jules Tosca. Directed by Padraig Broe. Louis, a middle aged house painter is encouraged by his middle aged girlfriend Goldie to paint the house of a rich 85 year old widow. While Louis sets out to do the painting, the widow sets out to take Louis as her lover with hilarious consequences.

THE DEATH OF A DOG by Gerry O’ Malley. Directed by Jim Hutchin. A couple driving one night accidentally run over a dog. An interesting little play with a twist in the tail.

John Brickley and Eunice Lavelle from "Death of a Dog".

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE by Martin Mc Donagh - Tues 29th March – Sat 2nd April  

Directed by Jim Leonard.

This Broadway acclaimed play tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman whose manipulative ageing mother interferes in her daughter’s first and possibly final chance of love.

Deirdre Donoghue (Maureen Folan) and Ann Hurley (Mag Folan)

ECLIPSED by Patricia Burke Brogan - Tues 22nd – Sat 26th February 

Directed by Barbara Sheridan.

This year’s festival production is a play inspired by the practice of forcing pregnant and unwed Irish mothers to work as “penitents” in the church run Magdalen Laundries. A play of great strength, but also humour in the face of adversity.