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Lough Gill Players

Canaries

by Bernard Farrell

This is arguably Farrell's funniest play, with some Irish couples travelling to the Canaries on a package holiday in a bid to escape their surroundings.
Everybody arrives in the happiest of colours and the best of form, however, things soon start going wrong as the weather is not what was expected, the people are not what were expected and indeed the whole experience descends into total farce.
The cast features a married couple, 'Marie', played by Fiona Kuehl, and her husband 'Tommy' played by Denis Daly, who head off on holidays together with Marie's dad, 'Da', who is played by Padraig Cullen.
Aoifin Shorten takes on the role of 'Jane' and the role of her husband 'Richard' is fulfilled by Paul Gavin. Dolores Hannon will take to the stage as 'Madeline', the single female who meets 'Fergus', played by John Cavanagh, at the airport and hook up for the duration of the holiday. Carlos (Sean Kelly) runs the lounge and the bar in the hotel and resident in lounge is his grandmother, a role that is fulfilled by Pam Devaney. The holiday rep  'Samantha' will be played by Sinead McKeon. Vivian O Loughlin is taking on the role of Gunther the German Professor of Psychology, whose wife has left him and who is taken up and besotted by 19-year-old 'Erica' played by Donna McMorrow.

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