Play: 'Children of a Lesser God'
Author: Mark Medoff
History of Group
Take 5 drama group started out in 2008 following an adult workshop hosted in the Take 5 studio in Rathcormac by founder member Noelle Clarke. The participants enjoyed the workshop so much that they decided to form a drama group so they could continue exploring their love of drama. They commenced work almost immediately on a one act play for a local festival in Cork and entered the DLI one act festival with a second play. They have continued to enter the one act festival every year since and have reached the All Ireland Final on a number of occasions. This is only their third venture as a group on the full length festival circuit but they are really looking forward to performing for the first time in Ballyduff and wish everyone involved a very happy and fun filled festival.
Brief Synopsis of the Play
James is a young speech therapist in a school for the deaf where he meets Sarah who is totally deaf from birth. He tries to help Sarah learn to lip read and speak but she is a very reluctant student. As their relationship grows it soon becomes evident that the chasm between their worlds of sound and silenced are sometimes too great to cross but its love and compassion that holds the hope of a deeper understanding of their differences.


40th West Waterford Drama Festival
Friday 4th March to 12th March 2022. Check out the festival line up and a synopsis of the plays being performed.

Bookings: On 058 60456 from Monday 21st February 2022 - 2pm - 8pm

Festival Ticket prices:
Nightly tickets are €15 and concessions €10
Season Tickets are €90 and includes Festival Programme


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

Supported by Waterford City &
County Council's Arts Festivals Grants