South Wicklow Drama Festival


Kilrush Drama Group

Poor Beast in The Rain

The Group will be performing their Festival Play Poor Beast in the Rain by Billy Roche and directed by Mick Byrne in St. Bridget’s Hall, Carnew on Saturday February 28th and Sunday March 1st This years cast: Michael Dunbar, Ellie Condren, Jane Kinsella, Maurice Ruth, Timmy Connaughton and also in the cast this year is Tony Hickey. 

 Poor Beast in the Rain was written in 1989 and the setting for the play is a Wexford betting shop on the day of the all-Ireland Hurling finals: "A former Wexford man rekindles lost dreams and forgotten heartaches. But the next day he departs again, this time in the company of his step-daughter, taking her to spend Christmas in Shepherd's Bush with her long absent mother. An interlocking drama, which is rich in the comedy of self-deception, reflects the transience of youth and fretful middle-age.





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