IPettigo based Borderline Players are on tour this June. This weekend (Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16), they take to the stage at the Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen with Michael Cooney’s farce, Cash on Delivery. Local audiences are guaranteed an evening of side-splitting laughter, tears and perhaps a few surprises along the way.
The production is directed by Siobhan O’Brien, who has been at the helm of the group since its formation back in 2000.
This is the group’s first time performing in the Ardhowen Theatre following the move from their home for the past 12 years, Pettigo Community Centre which closed earlier this year, and will be demolished as part of redevelopment work in the border village.
The story at the heart of the play is a familiar one, but with some surprising twists and turns. Eric Swan (aided by his uncle George and unbeknown to his wife Linda) has pocketed thousands of pounds through fraudulent Social Security claims after being made redundant. When the Swan’s lodger, Norman Bassett, opens the door to a DSS Inspector, mayhem follows. Norman is unwillingly dragged into Eric’s convoluted scheme to escape punishment.
The cast comprises of familiar Borderline faces including Patrick Duggan, Frances McGloin, Joseph Walsh, Nicole Beaumont, Brenda Dickson, Teresa McLoughlin, Geraldine Britton, Siobhan O’Brien, Eleanor Gallagher and Donal Monaghan. Joining the group in what is his first stage role, Terry O’Connell stars as Uncle George who is very much tied up with his devious nephew’s schemes.
The show opened on Saturday 9th June in the GAA centre, Aghyaran and audience members were almost literally rolling in the aisles with laughter.
Booking for the Ardhowen dates is essential, and tickets can be booked on-line at www.ardhowentheatre.com or from the box office on 028 66 325440.
The current tour will conclude in Kiltyclogher community centre on Saturday, June 23.