Play: The Gigli Concert
 
Author: Tom Murphy
 
Synopsis of Play
 
JPW King is holed up in his Dublin office cum living quarters. He is in practise as a 'Dynamatologist', offering his services as a practitioner promising spiritual healing and 'the ultimate' in self realisation'. For King, the recurring question is how he is going to get through each day. There is a knock on the door - he has a client - an Irishman who wants to sing like the Italian tenor, Gigli. While we only get to hear of Helen, the unattainable love of his life, we do get to meet Mona his mistress.
 
History of Group
 
The Palace Players first took to the festival circuit in 1989 with Bernard Farrell's 'I Do not like thee Dr Fell', winning all three festivals entered in Ballyduff, Charleville and Castleisland. They have contested the festival circuit every year since moving up to the Open section after winning the confined All Ireland in Enniscorthy in 1994 with 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'. Having contested the All Ireland finals in Athlone on a number of occasions, 2015 brought them the ultimate honours, winning the RTE trophy with Tom Murphy's 'Conversations on a Homecoming'. This year they bring another Murphy masterpiece to the festival circuit 'The Gigli Concert'.

Tickets

'The Collector' by Mark Healy - 29th April 2017, at 8.15 pm.

Bookings open 10th April on 058 60456 2pm to 8pm. Tickets also available at the door on the night.

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Location

If using Sat Nav, be careful when inputting. There are at least three Ballyduffs in County Waterford. In particular, there is a village called Ballyduff about five miles from Waterford City. This is not us! Coordinates 52° 08' 51" N, 8° 03' 06" W will get you pretty near the correct Ballyduff! more

 

About The Festival

Since 1981, West Waterford Drama Festival is held in Ballyduff during March. Over three decades of dramatic excitement, community endeavour, investment in friendship and sheer good fun. All driven by an ethos of volunteerism, community and good humour. more