Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel

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22nd March 2011 - 7.30pm

Venue: Loughborough Town Hall

School Bookings £10 only.  Group Price Available from the Box Office Only

A vivid and life affirming portrait of the loss of love and opportunity played out against the echoes of the twentieth century, with a dark humour, raw energy and tenderness.

Written by Brian Friel, Ireland's most prolific and distinguished living playwright, author of Aristocrats, Molly Sweeney, Philadelphia Here I Come, Faith Healer, The Home Place and Translations.

Set in a cottage in the remote Irish village of Ballybeg, the play opens in 1936 where the five Mundy sisters live a simple life in the shadow of the hills of Donegal with their recently returned brother Jack, a missionary priest, seven year old Michael and a wireless set called ‘Marconi’.   Years later the grown up Michael looks back at that fateful summer when the knock of change finally caught up the Mundy family.

Premiered in 1990, Dancing At Lughnasa has previously been produced in the West End and on Broadway, winning an Olivier Award and three Tony Awards it has also been made into an award winning film starring Meryl Streep and Michael Gambon.

"...splendid, faultless touring production by The Original Theatre Company ... cannot be recommended enough", Aberdeen Press and Journal

"This is an excellent revival of Brian Friel’s play.  Performed with delicate sensitivity and nostalgic reality"  The Stage

"The beautifully-acted production takes the audience on a rollercoaster of emotions. **** " Whatsonstage.com

Directed by Alastair Whatley
Designed by Victoria Spearing
Lighting Design by Alan Valentine
Produced by The Original Theatre Company in association with Anvil Arts and South Hill Park Arts Centre

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