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Tydavnet Drama Group.

Its drama time again in Tydavnet and the local troupe has been preparing over the past few weeks for this year’s production called ‘Silver Wedding’. This is a 3-Act comedy by John McDonnell and is sure to cause a few sore sides in the audience. John was the script writer for the play performed last year by Tydavnet (All the Kings Horses). ‘Silver Wedding’ centres around the Foley family and the ‘goings-on’ around the time of the celebrations for the 25th.

You are all invited to join the party in Tydavnet Community Centre before 8pm on February 28th and again on March 5th / 7th and 12th. It is a party not to be missed as the neighbours will all be there and will be talking about you if you refuse to attend.

The cast includes: Jane McEneaney, Gary McQuaid, Pauric Connolly, Paddy Sherlock, Karen McCague, Dearan Bogue, Raymond Connolly, Hugh Sherlock, Peadar O’Lamhna, Patsy McCaffrey, Declan Stirrat, Maura McCrudden, Elaine O’Donnell, Edel Kildea, Neil O’Lamhna, and Pat Deery. Looking at this list of performers one can see the quality and experience that will appear on stage and off and the seasoned stars, who have trod the boards of Tydavnet, Monaghan, Dublin and India, will be perfectly complemented by the natural talent of the newer members of the cast. As we said before - Don’t miss it!!

Below we show a couple of scenes from the play.

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Paddy Sherlock Drama.wav

On Sunday, March 7th, I attended this show in Tydavnet Community Centre. It was billed as comedy and right away let me say - it was the best night of laughter I have had in years. Congratulations to the cast, director and the back and front stage crews - all of whom did an excellent job. Pity that so many had to be turned away from the door as the Hall was full to capacity at 7.45. It was the first show I can remember which started 5 minutes ahead of schedule as every chair was occupied and there was no need to wait. It will be staged again on Fri. 26th and Saturday 27th March in the Garage Theatre but seats will be at a premium. Phone 047-81597 to book.

This is a great play with punch lines every 30 seconds but this is also a marvellous cast and Paddy has brought out the best. Each and every one depicted their character so successfully that I forgot who they were in real life and lived in the Foley household for the duration of the show.

Well done to all.

Click on Paddy’s photo above to hear his views.