Drama returns to Cappawhite after 40 years

Donal O'Regan

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Donal O'Regan

Drama returns to Cappawhite after 40 years

The cast of Cappawhite Drama Group’s production of Blood Brothers

AFTER an interval of almost 40 years drama is back centrestage in Cappawhite.

Blood Brothers, the play version by Willy Russell set in Liverpool in the Sixties, will be performed by Cappawhite Drama Group in the resource centre on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, November 24, 26, 27 at 8.15pm.

The story centres around twin brothers and what happens when their mother decides to have one of them adopted. The contrasting upbringing and the hand fate deals them is explored.

Producer and director James McGrath is no stranger to the theatre having played the leading roles with Boherlahan, New Inn and Cashel. James is the son of Tim Joe McGrath who was one of the stalwarts of the Cappawhite Drama Group in the Seventies .

Eimhin O’Meara and Donagh Heffernan are well matched as the fateful and contrasting twins, Mickey and Eddie. They grow in convincing style from naive seven-year-olds through frustrated adolescents to angry and well-off adults. Betty Buckley plays Mrs Johnston, a gritty working class single mother from the council estate while Geraldine Armshaw portrays the troubled and manipulative wealthy Mrs Lyons. Dan Fitzgibbon as the narrator provides a sinister figure representing fate who stalks the characters reminding them of their haunting secret. Sabina Grisewood, in the role of Linda, finds herself in a tug of love triangle while Eugene O’Meara plays the dual roles of milkman and doctor and Sinead Hayes is convincing in her performance as the policewoman.

The group would like to thank the patrons for their generosity in helping to make this performance possible and are looking forward to packed houses. We are looking forward to packed houses on November 24, 26, 27. A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed.