Strange happenings are again being reported from the Tydavnet area. A group of people
have been seen going into the Tydavnet Community Centre and leaving it at all hours
of the morning dressed in unusual garb. One local heard one man say as he departed
into the night - ‘dont tell the wife’. Imaginations went wild until someone worked
it out that it was only Paddy Sherlock rehearsing for the upcoming Tydavnet Drama
which is a 3-Act Comedy from the pen of Belfast writer, Sam Cree, called ‘Dont Tell
The Wife’. This promises to be another big success for the local group after a great
run last year when extra nights had to be put on and on one occasion patrons turned
away from the door of a packed Centre. There is a little warning here - Get there
early. The drama kicks off on Friday, February 18th and again on Sunday 20th. The
following weekend the shows are on Saturday and Sunday (due to the elections on Friday),
February 26th and 27th. The troupe then head for Luton, England for two performances
there on 12th and 13th March, before returning again for two more performances on
the last weekend of March in the Garage Theatre Monaghan. We wish them every success
and hope that people will avail of the opportunity to go and enjoy another wonderful
production from the Tydvanet players. You can hear more details be clicking on Karen’s
photo below. She is co-producer with Raymond Connolly.
The authentic set for the Drama.
Some scenes from the play and then a group shot of participants and some of the helping
I attended the Sunday 20th performance of this play and almost did not make it. I
arrived at the centre 35 minutes before Curtain and got a seat but 5 minutes later
the doors had to close as every inch of space was occupied and patrons had to be
turned away. I should have heeded my own warning above. However it was curtain up
some minutes early then and I must say - this was a top class performance from every
member of the cast. It was a total enjoyable experience and it should be compulsory
viewing for everyone as it will transport you into a make-believe world, yet real,
where you get a laugh every 15 seconds. This is great humour and acted to perfection.
It is on next weekend and later in the Garage and all I can say is - don’t miss it.
If you are in Luton or know someone in Luton, tell them to get their tickets as this
is a fantastic ‘pick-me-up’ when we really need it. Congratulations to the cast,
the off-stage crew and to the joint producers Raymond and Karen. You all did a great