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Siobhán’s work Made to Measure for script festival

STAYING busy is often a problem for people involved in drama. It’s not something that’s bothering Mountshannon playwright and actor Siobhán Donnellan these days.

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Puppetry and music combine for Mag Mell

GLÓR will be the venue on September 13 for a show entitled Mag Mell, by the Whobeganit Theatre Company.

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Aoife treads the boards in the Abbey

TULLA teenager Aoife De Faoite has been selected for the National Youth Theatre’s production of Gulliver’s Travels.

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Happy occasion for Ennis playwright

AT just 20 years of age, Michael Marshall is to have his first play read by Druid Theatre during the Galway Arts Festival. It’s a coup for the young Ennis man, who is studying Performing Arts at Sligo Institute of Technology and has been involved with Clare Youth Theatre. The play, Happy Birthday Jacob, tells the story of 17-year-old Jacob Dooley, who is playing both mother and father to his 10-year-old brother Lucas, while both parents are absent.No one suspects the two are alone, with only Jacob’s girlfriend Terry in on the secret. Things are going fine until their mother returns, which brings a lot of upheaval. Speaking to The Clare Champion Michael said he is delighted that Druid has chosen his play, although the significance of it did not strike him immediately.“When I got the email, first of all it didn’t hit me. Of course everyone else in my course in college would know how big a deal it …

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Kilkee hosts one-man show preview

A PREVIEW of a new one-man theatrical piece entitled The Mid-Knight Cowboy will be held in Kilkee this Saturday, before it heads to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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New play puts prison population centre stage

ENNIS writer and director of Dhá Lamh Theatre, Laura Mulcahy will present two plays in Glór at the upcoming Ennis Street Festival on July 4.

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A new look at emigration

CORK playwright and actor Stefanie Preissner is bringing her one-woman show Solpadeine is my Boyfriend to Cultúrlann Sweeney in Kilkee on June 29.

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Artists urged to ‘just do it’

HAILING from Ennis, Laura Mulcahy, artistic director of Dhá Lámh Theatre, which presents two plays at this year’s Ennis Street Festival, is offering words of encouragement to artists in the current economic downturn not to give up and continue doing what they love.

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