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Monday 23 October 2017

Wexford Drama Group stage 'Da'

PRODUCTION OF HUGH LEONARD'S TALE

CONOR CULLEN

WEXFORD Drama Group will present 'Da' by award winning playwright Hugh Leonard in Wexford Arts Centre in October. Featuring a diverse and capable cast, ' Da' is Leonard's semi-autobiographical drama.

Directed by Alan Corcoran, the cast includes Tony Brennan as ' Da', John Crosbie and Ronan Finn taking on the roles of the younger and older 'Charlie', Hilda Conway as Charlie's 'Ma' and Phil Lyons as Charlie's stepfather 'Drumm', with Zoe Rose Browne, Ann Marie Clancy Corcoran, and Milo Crosbie completing the alllocal cast.

At the helm of this year's committee is new Chairman Paul Walsh, while Tom O'Leary takes on the role of Vice Chairman.

The group's Treasurer is Adrienne Meyler; Michael Conway is the Child Protection Officer; Sponsorship and Revenue will be looked after by Danielle Fortune; Aine Gannon is Secretary and will be assisted by Olga Conway; Pip Walsh will look after all technical considerations and Catherine Gaul steps into the role of PRO.

Meanwhile, last Sunday the group bid a sad ' adieu' to longstanding member and current President, Tom O'Donoghue, who will spending the next couple of years in Zanzibar where he will be working to help effect positive change in the country's education system.

' Tom will be sorely missed. He is a huge asset to the group and he has always been an immense support to everybody,' said Chairperson Paul Walsh.

'Da' will be performed nightly at 8 p.m. in Wexford Arts Centre from October 25 to 30. To book your ticket contact Wexford Arts Centre on 053-9123764 or book online at www.wexfordartscentre.ie

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