Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn will break new ground on Wednesday 21st October when it kicks off a 5 night run of the Sam Cree comedy play Widow’s Paradise at the newly refurbished club room at Pairc na nGael, Thorn Road, Letterkenny.
This hilarious three-act play is being run to raise funds to support the continuing provision of football, camogie, Scór and hurling activities by the club.
Sam Cree is a Co. Antrim born playwright who wrote popular comedies such as Widow’s Paradise and Don’t tell the Wife. He also wrote for the Carry On films and English comedians such as George Formby and Arthur Askey.
What is unique about this show is that the entire production team, including the cast, is made up of members of the Letterkenny Gaels club. The female cast includes Celine Bradley, Bridgeen Carr, Sheila Sweeney, Bernie Frain and Anna Gallagher. The male cast includes Brian Sweeney, Garry Coll, Mickey Coll, Luke Browne and local well known thespian Noel Sweeney.
The hard working cast and crew have been practicing three nights a week for the last number of months under the guidance of director Paddy O’Connor. Club member Paddy O’Connor has over 20 years experience directing plays, musicals and pantomimes. Paddy said “This is a major project for the club to take on and I have to say they are taking it in their stride”. There is a real can-do attitude about the club and everyone is really putting their shoulder to the wheel”. “Widow’s Paradise is one of the funniest plays I have ever worked on and audiences will not be disappointed”. “We have an excellent cast and the support from the club committee has been excellent”.
This hilarious comedy will run for 5 nights from Wednesday 21st October to Sunday 25th October in the Letterkenny Gaels Club room on Thorn Road. Tickets can be bought at the Arena 7, George Sweeney’s Shop, Swilly Group Office on Business Park Road, Thomas Keys Shop, Black’s Shop on Lower Main St., the Silver Tassie Hotel and Murrays Pharmacy in Ramelton. Tickets can also be bought from members of the cast and Letterkenny Gaels committee members.
Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn has been very active over the last few years developing the music, song, dance and drama activities within the club. In 2016, Gael Leitir Ceanainn will have a host of underage and adult entries in the annual GAA Scór competitions (Scór Na nÓg and Scór Sinsear) that promote Ireland’s traditional music, drama and culture.