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Where There’s a WAS a Will … There’s WAS a … Relative … SUCCESS

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 (Apologies for the quality of some of the photos taken over two of the performances – between lighting, movement and LAUGHING, there’s a lot of blurriness)

 

Where There’s a Will … There’s a … Relative  – Or should we call it “noodles and crisps”, one of the many hilarious memories from the Corduff Raferagh Drama Group performance in the Community Centre over the past two weekends, and what about the “calving jack” scene, pure comedy.  These guys gave “Dell and Rodney” a run for their money.  It truly was an enjoyable night out for everyone, the feel good factor still resonating around the area, we needed a laugh, and we got it in bucket loads.  Each and every member of the cast gave it their all, with each deserving an award for their performance.

The Director, Marian Maggs had her hands full, with the mighty cast of Patrick Corrigan, Eileen Gomez, Michael Corrigan, Lorcan Woods, Paddy Gollogly Gerry McGardle, Vincent Hanratty, Briege Comiskey, Bernadette Walsh and John Maguire.

The backstage crew who kept all systems operating included, on set, Sinead Finnegan; on sound, Peadar Marron, Frank Gomez & Liam Connolly and Christopher Corrigan on lighting.

At the end of Saturday night’s performance, Lorcan Hand, Chairperson of Corduff Raferagh Community Association, thanked the Cast & Crew mentioned above for their dedication over the past ten weeks and for giving us two wonderful night’s entertainment.  Not only that the proceeds from the two Saturday nights went towards the current upgrades to the Community Centre (the lift shaft extension), which was very much appreciated by Lorcan and his committee, and indeed by the wider community.

Lorcan also thanked Pauline, the Community Centre manager, and her staff and also Mairead and the Mountain Dew staff who were extremely busy over the two night and during rehearsals and practices.  He also thanked all the Community members and volunteers who helped setting up hall.  Thanks was extended to Marc McEnaney, Peter Connolly and the McEnaney family for the chairs; to all the sponsors of raffles prizes, to O’Rourke’s, Carrickmacross & McNally’s Centra, Shercock, for selling tickets.

Lorcan also thanked everyone for attending the play on both nights, and due to high demand for tickets, the Drama group decided to have an extra show on Sunday night for a very worthy cause, the Carrickmacross Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre.  Raffle tickets were sold at the end of Saturday night performance for three beautiful hampers donated by SuperValu, Euro Spar and Tom & Margaret Fox.  Thank you was extended to the sponsors.

Lorcan concluded by thanking the Cast & Crew on behalf of himself and the Corduff Raferagh Community Association for kindly giving up their personal time for rehearsals and the performances to raise funds to enhance the Community Centre facilities, with a new Lift and disable access, which will be a wonderful addition for users of the building.

With two sold out performances under their belts, the Cast took to the stage on Sunday night for the grand finale, not really knowing if many would turn up, but the good publicity generated by word of mouth alone, with so many people truly enjoying the nights entertainment, they need not have worried, as the hall was full for a third night by the time they took to the stage.  A few voices were a little croaky, a few new lines included, all adding to the enjoyment for the audience, indeed we could see the cast were enjoying the craic as much as we were.

On Sunday night Conor Comiskey thanked the Cast for completing a third performance for the Day Care Centre, a presentation of €5000, proceeds from Sunday night, will be made in the coming week to the Day Care Centre.

A DVD of the performance will be available in the coming weeks, stay tuned for updates on that, but see the trailer on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b6K5beGQFo

Also, see page 29 of last Thursday’s Northern Standard for a feature of the wonderful Cast.

This was a fabulous community event and well done to all involved.