Fringe 2019 Line-up

The final line-up for the 2019 Claremorris Fringe Festival of Drama has been announced!

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

Friday March 15th

Andrew’s Hollow
 John Corless – Claremorris, Co. Mayo
The White Feather
 Michael Goulding – Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo

Sunday March 17th

Mammy and Me (And Fifi Makes Three)
 Nicola Kean – Claremorris, Co. Mayo
Some Other Doorway
 Fiona Kelly – Dublin

Monday March 18th

Old Broad
 John Paul Murphy – Galway
 Sarah Fahy – Loughrea, Co. Galway

Thursday March 21st

I Am Marriage Counsellor of Poland
 Paul Maher – Tipperary
Down and Out
 Peter Gould – London

Friday March 22nd

 Joe Bergin – Kildare
He, She And It
 Moira Mahony – Athenry, Co. Galway

Fringe Qualifiers for 2019

The list of qualifiers for the Fringe Festival 2019 are below:

‘Old Broad’ by John Paul Murphy, Galway
‘Some Other Doorway’ by Fiona Kelly, Dublin
‘Undocumented’ by Sarah Fahy, Loughrea
‘I Am Marriage Counsellor of Poland’ by Paul Maher, Tipperary
‘He, She and It’ by Moira Mahony, Athenry
‘Mammy and Me (And Fifi Makes Three)’ by Nicola Kean, Claremorris
‘Down and Out’ by Peter Gould, London
‘Andrew’s Hollow’ by John Corless, Claremorris
‘Trapped’ by Joe Bergin, Kildare
‘The White Feather’ by Michael Goulding, Ballyhaunis

Fringe Results 2018

Best Script

1st – Interplay by Joe Bergin, Kildare
2nd – I Bet You Say That To All The Boys by Ken Armstrong, Castlebar.

Acting Awards

Best Actor Female, Lorraine Lynch as The Autistic in Non-Verbal
Best Actor Male, Ronan Egan as Vincent in Nobody’s Child
Best Director, Moira Mahony for Non-Verbal

Adjudicator Awards

For her transformation from boring housewife to dominatrix, Joan King in A Swinging Christmas
Excellent performance by an actor, not in his native tongue, John Pinel as the Rabbi in The Bris
For a very convincing dying scene, Karen Smyth in Grotty Grogan
For lip-syncing, and indeed body-syncing, Eamon Smith & Tara Niland in I Bet You Say That To All The Boys
For a lively, buzzing representation of Blair, Katie Padden in Garage Invasion
Best interpretation of script, Brendan O’Sullivan & Vincent Casey in Interplay
Best Presentation Overall, to John Corless for Since Death Began

Fringe Qualifiers for 2018

The list of qualifiers for the Fringe Festival 2018 are below:

A Swinging Christmas, by Joe Starzyk, USA
Garage Invasion, by Rex McGregor, Auckland, NZ
Grotty Grogan, by Eamonn Dolan, Waterford
Hard Feelings, by Peter Gould, Ealing, London
I Bet You Say That To All The Boys, by Ken Armstrong, Castlebar
Interplay, by Joe Bergin, Leixlip, Kildare
Nobody’s Child, by Michael Goulding, Ballyhaunis
Non-Verbal, by Lorraine Lynch, Loughrea
Since Death Began, by John Corless, Claremorris
The Bris, by Darren Ó Riagáin, Australia