‘Side-splitting’ play opens in Ardpatrick to mark 21st milestone

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

The cast of Don't Dress For Dinner: Back row Pat McGrath, Valerie Carroll, John Shanahan, director. Seated: Ciara Moloney, Pa Collopy, Tom Murphy, Annette Crowley
THE Hillside Players in Ardpatrick are all set to stage another rip-roaring production to celebrate their 21st birthday.

THE Hillside Players in Ardpatrick are all set to stage another rip-roaring production to celebrate their 21st birthday.

Opening this Thursday night, the cast and crew will present Don’t Dress for Dinner by Marc Camoletti.

This is a two- Act farcical comedy set in a holiday farmhouse in the south of Ireland.

Bernard plans a romantic dinner with his mistress in conjunction with his best friend Robert, when his wife Jacqueline changes her plans and decides to stay for dinner. This leads to a very interesting dinner party leading to an array of confusing, hilarious and if somewhat romantic events. The experienced cast includes Pat McGrath, Annette Crowley, Tom Murphy, Ciara Moloney, Valerie Carroll and Patrick Collopy and the play is directed by John Shanahan.

“We have been really fortunate with the fantastic support over the past 20 years,” said Elaine Goggin. “We would really like the thank everyone who has supported us over the years from the people who come to see the play to our very generous sponsors to the people who lend us props and anything we need.”

The curtain will be drawn back on this production from this Thursday night until Sunday night and returns on Wednesday,January 28 running again until Sunday, February 1. It is recommended that you book your seat. Lines are open Tuesday to Sunday between 5.30pm and 7.15pm on each performance week. To book call 087 76 55771. Curtain up at 8pm sharp. Admission for adults is €10 and for children is €5. For more information see www.facebook.com/TheHillsidePlayers.