Holycross-Ballycahill Drama Group
Holycross-Ballycahill Drama Group are in existence for well over fifty years. We are based in the picturesque village of Holycross, County Tipperary, alongside the famous Holycross Abbey.
The group have reached the All Ireland Confined Finals on many occasions, with “Bold Girls” by Rona Munro, “Little Gem” by Elaine Murphy and “The Thrill of Love” by Amanda Whittington. We have won numerous acting, directing and set awards, not only on the country’s festival circuit, but also in All Ireland competitions.
“Sive” by J.B. Keane, “Run For Your Wife” by Ray Cooney, “Woman and Scarecrow” by Marina Carr and T.S. Elliot’s “Murder in the Cathedral” are among the critically acclaimed productions that the group have performed around the country.
The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh
The Beauty Queen of Leenane is set in Leenane, in the mountains of Connemara. The play tells the story of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early 40s, and Mag, her manipulative, aging mother. Maureen is Mag’s carer, a job she finds challenging. Mag’s interference in Maureen’s first and potentially last romantic relationship sets in motion a chain of events that are as tragically funny as they are horrific.
Cast & Crew
|Set Design and Construction||Paddy Connolly, Paddy Slattery, Claire Ryan|
|Set Dressing||Catherine Lowry|
|Stage Manager||Joanne O’Neill|
|Costume||Breda Lacey-O Connor|
|Lighting||Miriam Lanigan, Paddy Connolly|
|Set Crew||Tommy Lanigan, Paddy Connolly, Paddy|
|Slattery Jack Henchion, Gerry O’Dwyer|