Sligo Acts performance a great success
Our exciting new drama programme for adults, ‘Sligo Acts’ culminated in a hugely entertaining drama performance, ‘Sligo Acts: Husbands and Wives’ on Sunday 11th of March, 2018. The Sligo Acts programme was inspired by the great success of the Sligo Sings programme at the theatre and the positive feedback from the ongoing Acting for Adults courses which have been running at the theatre over the last three years (hosted by theatre artist-in-residence, Bob Kelly and more recently, by Sligo Youth Theatre director, Jean Marie Perinetti). The Sligo Sings programme has encouraged singers of all abilities and levels to come together in a non-competitive environment and focuses on participation, inclusiveness and, most of all enjoyment. In the same vein, Sligo Acts is a fun acting programme suitable for all levels of experience - those with plenty of performances under their belt and those just starting to tread the boards.
An introductory workshop took place at the theatre in November 2017, from which the cast of forty were picked and slotted into their various groups working under the direction of Jean Marie Perinetti, Julie Sharkey, Isabel Claffey and Patrick Curley. An intensive period of rehearsal followed with participants exploring old-time radio plays, comedy satire and plenty of improvised fun, all based around the theme of husbands and wives.
This fun drama programme culminated in an unforgettable evening that celebrated drama in Sligo. ‘Sligo Acts: Husbands and Wives’ was hosted by Sligo actors Bob Kelly and Nichola MacEvilly and starred local actors Anne Brennan, Amanda Martin, Andrea Best, Anna Durkin, Bea Schmid, Ben Flood, Blathnaid McGauran, Catherine McGlinchey, Christine Braithwaite, Deirdre Gaule O'Grady, Elaine Doherty, Elisabeth Wagstaff, Fintan Gallagher, Geraldine McGloin, Helen Cantrell, Hugh O'Neill, J McManus, Kate McGoldrick, Katherine Lenehan, Leslie Hill, Killian Glynn, Loro B. Tylor, Maeve McGowan, Majella McMorrow, Margaret O'Connor, Marian O'Callaghan, Marian Sullivan, Marie O'Connor, Nels Puthoor, Nigel Gallagher, Pamela Devaney, Patricia Hegarty, Paul O'Regan, Sinead McGourty, Tiffany Budd, Tom O'Sullivan, Tony Comiskey and Val Robus.
Sligo Acts is partially funded by MSLETB.