Kilcock Musical & Dramatic Society presents
An amateur production by kind permission of Samuel French Ltd
Dancing At Lughnasa
by Brian Friel
Directed by Pat Dwyer
Wednesday 13th - Saturday 16th October 2010, 8.00pm.
It is 1936 in Ballybeg, County Donegal where we meet the five unmarried and impoverished Mundy sisters through the eyes of Chris's son Michael, now in middle-age, as he looks back to the summer of 1936 when he was a boy of seven. His memories recall a surviving tradition - the Festival of Lughnasa, a time for dancing. It is also the time that Jack, a Roman Catholic priest, brother to the sisters and Michael's uncle, returns from Uganda after twenty five years. With a wealth of humour and sadness this is a family story told with much poignancy and understanding.
Fr Jack......Simon Ryan
World Premiere at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin - 24 April 1990.
British Premiere at the Lyttelton Theatre at the Royal National Theatre, London - 15 October 1990.
Opened at the Phoenix Theatre, London. Produced by Bill Kenwright and Noel Pearson - 25 March 1991.
Originally produced on the New York stage by Noel Pearson in association with Bill Kenwright and Joseph Harris. Opened at the Plymouth Theatre - 24 October 1991.