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Dear Arabella

World Famous playwright, Marie Jones, has once again donated one of her most recent plays to friends ion Monaghan to assist them raise funds for Monaghan Charities. Marie is a regular caller to Annamakerrig, where she has produced some of her greatest stories. This play, Dear Arabella, is about real life ordinary people with real life dramas written so masterfully that it transports the audience on a train journey of human emotions. It is a highly charged piece of work and the actors are sure to have you entranced throughout. In the Garage Theatre on Saturday and Sunday, May 12th and 13th starting at 8.00pm each evening and all proceeds going to Pieta House and Monaghan Cavan Palliative Care Service. - Charities very worthy of support and a play not to be missed.  


I attended in the Garage Theatre on Saturday night and what a night, what a performance and what a script. This was theatre at its best, this was acting of the highest calibre, this was a most intriguing script from the wonderful pen of Marie Jones. With an almost full theatre you could hear a pin drop throughout except when a funny line was delivered, which drew a muffled laugh from the audience. This play had everything to hold your attention from start to finish and was brilliantly played out for us by excellent performances from the cast of Martina Beagan, Joanne Brennan and Pauline Clarke. Director was Sara Watson with Paula Goddard as Stage Manager, David Maxwell on Lighting and Sound, Sara Watson in charge of Set Design and David Maxwell and Dermot Greenan in charge of set Construction. The story is told through monologues, which invite the audience into the private worlds of three very different women of the '60's and follows their individual journeys from heartache to escape and the ability to move one and you get the sense of well-being in enjoying their new found freedom with them.  Our images show some of the emotions coming out with facial expressions and we have the faces of some of the large audience who attended. Whether drama is your thing or not - don't miss this.