The Moat Club Programme 2006

kindly sponsored by Sherry Fitzgerald O'Reilly, Naas.


THREE ONE ACTS - Wed 22nd – Sat 25th February

Play by Samuel Beckett. Directed by David Cullinane. A curiously rich mixture of sadness and farce, this three hander was selected to mark the centenary of Beckett’s birth in Dublin.

The Actor’s Nightmare by Christopher Durang. Directed by Moll Fullam. An hilarious comedy where an accountant finds himself on an empty stage not knowing why or even how he got there, then gradually realising he must perform for an audience. The stuff of real nightmares!

Romeo and Juliet (Potted version) Directed by Lianne O’ Brien. A short slick version of the well-known tragedy where two star-crossed lovers teach us that in the end love triumphs over all things.

THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN by Sean O’ Casey - Tues 18th – Sat 22nd April

Directed by Paddy Travers

O’Casey’s tragi-comedy set in 1920 during the war of independence depicts tenement life in Dublin in a powerful and moving play.

THE YEAR OF THE HIKER By John B. Keane - Tues 20th – Sat 25th June

Directed by Pat Callaghan

Keane’s classic rural Irish play explores family relationships when a father, after a long absence, returns to the family home on the eve of his daughter’s wedding.

'Agincourt' - After Shakespeare's Henry V - Mon 24th - Wed 26th July 2006

Edit By: Lianne O’Brien
Company Leaders: Lianne O’Brien & Gerard O’Shea

Shakespeare's classic gets a fresh approach... The story of Henry’s leadership and of the victory at Agincourt continues to have resonance in today’s world and remains a constant reference point for today’s political leaders highlighting as it does: war, political expansionism, and the morality of military conflict. With this in mind ‘Agincourt’ - After Shakespeare’s Henry V presents the story of this play in a modern, relevant context. To reflect the modern setting the company will present an imaginative, exciting, innovative and experimental theatre experience, making complete use of the full range of facilities and opportunities offered by the excellent setting of the Moat Theatre.

RYDER CUP FOLLIES - Wed 20th – Sat 23rd September

A carousel of favourite Irish theatre, music, song and storytelling from members of the Moat Club to coincide with Ireland’s Ryder Cup celebrations.

DEATHTRAP by Ira Levin - Tues 10th – Sat 14th October

Directed by Ann Hurley.

A real edge of the seat thriller from the writer of “The Stepford Wives” and “Rosemary’s Baby”.

CHRISTMAS PANTO - RAPUNZEL - Fri 1st – Sun 3rd December; Thurs 7th – Sun 10th December; Wed 13th – Sat 16th December

Written again this year by Moat club member Eugene Delaney and directed again by the Moat’s Padraig Broe, this year’s show promises to bring you all the fun and frolics of our last panto. Due to popular demand we have extended our run to 14 performances this year. 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!!!