Friday 24 January 2020

Novella on the stage with Peter

Actor Peter McCamley
Actor Peter McCamley

Maria Pepper

Actor Peter McCamley will take to the stage at Wexford Arts Centre Wednesday, June 20, to Saturday, June 23 in an exciting new adaptation of Billy Roche's novella The Diary Of Maynard Perdu.

McCamley is a British actor and musician who moved to Ireland five years ago with his wife, the Wexford-born singer and West End star Aileen Donohoe and their young family and has embraced the arts culture of Wexford.

He won an All-Ireland with stalwart drama group Bridge Drama, in their production of 'Lost in Yonkers' in 2016, which captured a Best Production Award at the All-Ireland Drama Festival and netted him several qualifying awards for best Supporting Actor.

After attending a reading of the novella of The Diary of Maynard Perdu performed by Billy Roche, Pete set his heart on a one-man stage adaptation.

The pair who also collaborate musically have worked tirelessly on the script and staging in recent months and full-time rehearsals are under way at the Art Centre.

The Diary of Maynard Perdu was commissioned to coincide with the Wexford Spiegeltent Festival in 2013.

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