24 May 2023
Borris-Ileigh Drama Group to perform Widows’ Paradise
Extra Night Added Thursday 25th May
Borris-Ileigh Drama Group is delighted to announce an EXTRA PERFORMANCE on Thursday 25th May in aid of Ormond Special Olympics Club, of its production of the side-splitting comedy play, “Widows’ Paradise” written by Sam Cree and directed by Mary Boyle. Following two sold out performances on 22nd & 23rd May the extra night has been added to cater for audiences who missed out on the first two nights and to help raise funds to support the great work of Ormond Special Olympics Club.
The play promises to take audiences on a riotous journey filled with laughter, memorable characters, and an unforgettable evening of entertainment. The play will be performed on Thursday 25th May in The Marian Hall, Borrisoleigh at 8pm, admission €10.
“Widows’ Paradise” follows the escapades of five women who seek refuge from their individual ‘man troubles’ by embarking on a weekend getaway in a coastal caravan. Of course things don’t go according to plan with resulting hilarity. Written by the legendary Irish playwright Sam Cree, who also wrote for the ‘Carry On’ movie series, “Widows’ Paradise” has captivated theatregoers around the world since its debut. With its sharp wit, clever dialogue, and uproarious situations, audiences are ensured of a great night’s entertainment.
This has been the first production by Borris-Ileigh Drama Group since before the pandemic and the cast and crew have put in a phenomenal amount of work to get to this point. It also marks the 10th anniversary of the group’s reforming in 2013. The dedication of the actors, producers and all the backstage crew is second to none, with their greatest reward being happy in the knowledge that they have entertained an appreciative audience. Your support is greatly appreciated. Contains adult themes, may not be suitable for young children.
Borrisoleigh Historical Society
Monday night last saw a fine turnout in the Community Centre for the final lecture of our current season. John Connors delivered a talk on famine times in Borrisoleigh and on the mass evictions at Cullohill in 1850. At the conclusion of John’s talk, Sofiia Mandrusiak from Kolomyiia spoke about the historical connections between the history of our two nations and also on the current state of affairs in her country. On behalf of our society, John Flannery presented a framed citation to Sofiia to mark the occasion of her visit to us. Liam Donnelly, on behalf of Rathmoy residents, presented our visitor with a bunch of flowers, making Sofiia an honourary member of the neighbourhood’s association.
Borrisoleigh Active Social Club
Borrisoleigh Active Social Club are off on their travels this Friday. They are heading to The National Stud and Japanese Gardens and finishing up with a visit to Newbridge Silverware. The bus will leave the GAA car park at 9.30am.
Knitting and Crochet Group
Knitting and Crochet Group continues to meet every Wednesday at 10am. New members with other skills or none always welcome.
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