February 23rd & 24th 2019 @ 8:15pm

Friday 8th March 2019 (as part of West Waterford Drama Festival 2019)

Ballyduff Drama Group

A Fine Bright Day Today

By Phillip Goulding

Since the death of her trawlerman husband, Margaret has developed obsessive rituals. Including unplugging all unused electrical items, replacing lids and closing cupboards in case a protruding drawer upsets the balance of the universe. Such routines enable her to maintain the insularity of her life, but do not equip her to deal with the sudden appearance at breakfast of a big, bristly American in his boxer shorts. Milton is a landscape enthusiast who has followed his hero, the fictitious painter Franklin Bowden Broome, to a small fishing town. Grieving Margaret has not been looking for a lodger, but there’s something about the genial, weather-beaten interloper that intrigues her. It leaves you with an optimistic sense that everyone deserves a second chance.


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