Lennox Robinson’s Far Off Hills to be staged in Scart

Sliabh Luachra Drama Group 31-1-2016
Sliabh Luachra Drama Group members at rehearsals on Sunday night. Included are, front: Catheriona Hickey and Sinéad O’Driscoll. Back row: John Walsh, Moira Hughes, Danny McClure, Danny O’Leary, Tim Dineen, Geraldine Piggott, Dermot O’Leary and Mairéad Cronin.

Sliabh Luachra Drama group presents ‘Far Off Hills’ by Lennox Robinson at the Heritage Centre in Scartaglin over the next two weekends. Opening night is this Friday, February 5th and it will continue on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th and on the following week on: Thursday, Friday and Sunday nights of February 11th, 12th and 14th. Curtain up nightly at 8pm and bookings will be taken on: 087 24 34 000

Sleepy Town

This year’s play is a comedy set in a sleepy town in rural Ireland where the far off hills are green. Everything is set to change though in the lives of the main character Patrick Clancy and his three daughters Marian, Ducky and Pet. It is a light hearted portrayal of the marriage game.
Lennox Robinson was born in Douglas, Co.Cork in 1886 and was a dramatist, poet, theatre producer and director.The first production of The Far Off Hills took place in the Abbey Theatre in Dublin on October 22 1928 and was Robinson’s first three act comedy based Irish life.

Plenty of Laughs
This is the groups 16th production and last year’s play ‘Professor Tim’ was a fantastic success with seven sell out nights.The group has been rehearsing since last October and it promises to be a great night’s entertainment with plenty of laughs. The cast is as follows:
Patrick Clancy- Dermot O’Leary; Marian – Moira Hughes; Ducky- Catriona Fleming; Pet- Sinéad O’Driscoll; Dick Delany – Tim Dineen; Oliver O’Shaughnessy- Danny O’ Leary; Susie- Geraldine Piggott; Pierce – John Walsh; Ellen- Mairéad Cronin and the play is produced by Nora Walsh.