Play: 'Trad'
Author: Mark Doherty

Synopsis of Play
The unmarried son has just let it slip that, some 70 years earlier; there was an 'incident' that resulted in the birth of a child. And 'Da' retracting one foot from the grave is determined to find his kin. A hilarious, if ultimately poignant, fable that takes us on an unlikely road trip aimed at connecting past and future.

History of the Group
Shoestring Theatre Company have qualified 14 times for the Athlone Finals and have their own 100 seat theatre.


A Fine Bright Day Today
February 23rd & 24th 2019 @ 8:15pm
Bookings: Booking opening on Feb 15th from 2-8 on 058 60456
Tickets also available at box office nightly €12, concession €8

38th West Waterford Drama Festival
1st March to 10th March 2019
Bookings: On 058 60456 from Monday February 24th 2019.


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