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
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!!
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.