‘Allo ‘Allo

Based on the hugely popular TV comedy series, the stage version of ‘Allo ‘Allo follows the adventures of René, the hapless café owner in war-torn occupied France, as he and his wife, Edith, struggle to keep for themselves a priceless portrait stolen by the Nazis and kept in their cellar.

René is hiding two British airmen and is endeavouring, with the help of the Resistance, to repatriate them.

However, communications with London through a wireless disguised as a cockatoo add to the many embarrassments he endures in the company of his patrons. Matters come to a head with the news that the Fuhrer is to visit the town and the café becomes filled with tricksters intending to impersonate Hitler before the event.

René will need all the wit he can muster to save his café and his life . . . !

Its a wonderful life

It’s a Wonderful Life by Tony Palermo is a faithful adaptation of Frank Capra’s original 1946 film of the same name. Hapless angel Clarence is dispatched to small town America to show George Bailey, a frustrated dreamer, what life would have been like if he had never existed. Dreams, sacrifice, and redemption are at the soul of this heart-warming Christmas tale.

Haunting Julia

Julia Lukin was a musical prodigy who committed suicide twelve years earlier. Her father Joe has never come to terms with her death and in a room in the Julia Lukin Music Centre he hopes to discover the real truth about her death. Accompanied by a psychic and Julia’s boyfriend, the last person to see her alive, the three men seek the truth but are some questions better left unanswered?

Doors open at 7:00 pm and show starts at 7:30 pm.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Performance dates 23rd – 28th April 2012
The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, directed by Nola Dutton

The story is set in the Irish village of Leenane, Connemara in the early 1990’s and centres on the life of Maureen Folan, a 40-year-old spinster who takes care of her selfish and manipulative 70 year old mother Mag. Maureen’s sisters have escaped into marriage and family life, but Maureen, with a history of mental illness, is trapped in a seriously dysfunctional relationship with her mother.

The Folan cottage is visited by Pato Dooley and his younger brother Ray. Pato is a middle-aged construction worker fed up with having to live and work in England, disappointed by the limitations and loneliness of his life. The day-to-day sameness is tedious also for Ray, a non-threatening “bad boy”.

The glimmer of a last-chance romance between Maureen and Pato sparks up but the plot, full of deceptions, secrets and betrayals interspersed with turnabouts, keeps surprising the audience. Hopes are raised only to be dashed.