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'.


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