Back on stage in Moville with ‘Widows Paradise’

The widows on stage in Moville. L-R Maura Harkin, Anna Connolly, Evie McGuinness, Mary Dougal and Mandy Bredin
The widows on stage in Moville. L-R Maura Harkin, Anna Connolly, Evie McGuinness, Mary Dougal and Mandy Bredin

After 15 long years in hibernation, the Moville Drama Group is back and set to revive its once famous nights in St. Eugene’s Hall.

With little over a week left to rehearse the loyal members of the drama group are practising their lines and perfecting their routines in preparation for the premiere of Widow’s Paradise on Tuesday 6th December.

A three act comedy play, written by Sam Cree, a Belfast playwright who also was involved in script writing for the famous Carry On films in the 1960s, Widow’s Paradise is set to create nights to remember in the Inishowen venue.

The cast includes three members from the last performance in 1985, Anna Connolly, Eamon McLaughlin and Mary Dougal who will be on hand to give advice and offer their experience to the younger members of the play.

However director and producer, Eamon, believes the cast are more than able to put on an excellent show six nights in a row, having been rehearsing three nights a week for quite a while.

“It is great being back, I was in the Moville Drama Group for more than 15 years and it’s great to have it revived again and back in St Eugene’s Hall. I loved being on stage and performing for the Moville audience, they were always very supportive and appreciative of everything we did , so here’s hoping it’ll be the same again.

“But I have to say, so far everyone has been so good and helpful wherever they are asked, we’re getting a really positive response.”

Although Eamon admits it is difficult to get used to the new revamped St Eugene’s Hall, he is over the moon with the set design.“The design and construction of the set is just first class, Vinny McKeevr and his brother Kevin really did an excellent job for us. We have a great comfortable venue, the capacity now is smaller than before, but hopefully we’ll fill it out every night,” he laughed.

So for a perfect night out for just 6 euro get yourself along to St Eugene’s Hall, Moville from Tuesday 6th December – Sunday 11th December for a fun relaxed night out

Full cast includes: Ruby Dempsey [Mary Dougal], Lucy McGarry [Anna Connolly], Rachel Carhcart [Maura Harkin], Vanessa Burton [Mandy Bredin] Syliva Dempsey [Evie McGuinnes] Harry Bradshaw [Eamon McLaughlin] Ernest Gillespie [Shane Carey] Alan Bradshaw [Cillian Dougal] Wilfred McNeilly [John McIntyre] and John McGonagle [Gerard Sona]