Claremorris Drama Festival 2017 - 89 Days To Go!

Seamus Mallon Opens 2014 Festival

2013 Opening Night

2013 Festival Launch

2012 Adjudicator - Paula Dempsey

Sliabh Aughty Perform
Opening Play for 2012

The 2017 Claremorris Drama and Fringe Festival will take place from Thursday 9th March 2017 to 19th March (excl 16th). The adjudicator will be Anna Walker.

Season Tickets are now available from the Town Hall Box Office – 09493 10999 and townhall.ie

Anyone who wishes to become a Patron or Sponsor please contact any member of the Committee.



Fringe 2016 – Line up

The lineup for the 2016 Claremorris Fringe Festival of Drama is below:

For full details on this year’s competition, please see the Fringe Festival website

Tuesday March 15th

15 minutes after adjudication of main play in the Town Hall
A Test of Mettle
 Stephen R Bond – Kentucky, USA
Director: James Garvey
I Don’t Know
 James McLindon – Massachusetts, USA
Director: John Nolan

Wednesday March 16th

15 minutes after adjudication of main play in the Town Hall
Sway
 Eamonn Dolan – Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
Director: Seamus Cafferky
The Authoress
 Seth Freeman – California, USA
Director: Seamus Cafferky

Friday March 18th

15 minutes after adjudication of main play in the Town Hall
Escaping The Fun House
 Tess Light – New Mexico, USA
Director: Laoise McKeogh
Izzy
 Nicola Kean – Claremorris, Co. Mayo
Director: John Farragher

Saturday March 19th

15 minutes after adjudication of main play in the Town Hall
Fingers and Tosies
 Rex McGregor – New Zealand
Director: Joan King
The Line Rehearsal
 Ken Armstrong – Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Director: Ken Armstrong








2016 Season Tickets

A6 SEASON TICKET 2016

Season Tickets are now available from the Town Hall Box Office – 09493 10999

Season Ticket: €90 for 10 nights
New 5 Night Ticket: €50
Nightly Tickets €15









Claremorris Fringe Festival of Drama 2016

Awards

The following are the dates for the Claremorris Fringe Festival for 2016:
Closing date for receipt of entries midnight November 30th. Full details on website soon.

Festival performances Thursday March 10 – Sunday March 13 (4 nights – 2 plays per night) and again March 18 and Saturday March 19 (2 nights – 2 plays per night.) Six nights – 12 new plays













2015 Fringe Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2015 Claremorris Fringe Festival of Drama has been announced!

For full details on this year’s competition, please see the new Fringe Festival website

2:18 Finchley
 Sarah Pitard – London, U.K.
Crumbs
 William Patterson – Bangor, Co. Down. N. Ireland
Failures
 Seamus McNally – Westport, Co. Mayo
Feline-High-Rise-Syndrome
 Rex McGregor – Auckland, New Zealand
Four Decembers Ago
 Phil Pearson – Cardiff, Wales
Hospitality
 Joe Cottrell-Boyce – London, U.K.
Mr. Average
 Stephen Lancefield – East Sussex, U.K.
Neustra Dama de las Vinas
 Bob Canning – California, USA
Sleeping Dogs
 Mena Mahon – Clogher, Co. Mayo.
The Ape Cage
 Paul Thompson – Derbyshire, U.K.
The Last Waltz
 Michael Goulding – Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo
The Visibility
 Ken Armstrong – Castlebar, Co. Mayo.








Claremorris Fringe Festival of Drama – 2014 Showcase

Drama – Thursday 2nd October @ 8.00pm

Linenhall Theatre Castlebar

THEATRE – SHORT PLAYS

Awards

The Claremorris Fringe Festival of Drama was established in 2013 and has become a major world event in just two years. It is a competition for new 15- minute plays.

The 2013 event was won by Castlebar man Ken Armstrong with his play The Doubles Partner. The 2014 winner was Bob Canning from California USA. Here, for you delectation and delight is a representative sample of the plays that featured in the 2014 event:

Separate Table by Michael Joe Ginnelly, performed by Fabulous Brown Feathers

What Would Tippi Hedren Do (Hypothetically Speaking, Of Course)? by Bob Canning, performed by The Fig Leaf Ensemble

Dance Night by Ken Armstrong, performed by The Doubles Partnership

The Handshake by Olly Kendall, performed by Half A Breakfast Theatre Company

To You The Son I Never Had by Phil Pearson, performed by The Covie Players

Poisoned by Anne Donnelly, performed by Kilmeena Drama Group

The words ‘short and sweet’ were never more appropriate!