Following a tremendously successful year for the group in 2013, culminating in their qualification for the All Ireland Confined Drama Finals in Rossmore last May, Moyne Drama Group are back on the hunt for All Ireland glory once again and will return to the stage of Moyne Community Centre on Friday 21st February with their production of the hard hitting Jimmy Murphy play “The Kings of Kilburn High Road”.
Set in the function room of an Irish Club on the Kilburn High Road in London, five Irish men gather at an informal wake for one of their countrymen who has died. The men, like many of their associates form the homeland are very broken in mind and in spirit from lives of hard work and perhaps even harder drinking
The entire play takes place in one afternoon and evening at that pub, as the characters drink to their fallen friend; the only one to make it home, albeit in a coffin. Secrets are revealed and lies are uncovered.
The play is once again directed by Susan Troy who, in her festival debut last year, took away two Best Director Awards together with a Drama Scholarship from the All Ireland Finals in Rossmore.
Susan has assembled a vastly experienced cast including John Quinlan (Jap Kavanagh), Liam Troy (Maurteen Rogers), Eamon Clohessy (Git Miller), Brian Gleeson (Shay Mulligan) and Hugh Coughlan as Joe Mullen.
The play will be performed over three nights in the newly renovated Moyne Community Centre opening on Friday 21st February and running until Sunday 23rd February @ 8.30 sharp each night.
The company will then go on to contest the Three Act Festival Circuit in Castleisland, Kilmuckridge, Mountmellick and Holycross where they are the current Confined Winners. This is always a big test of any group and all support for them would be greatly appreciated.
Patrons should note that The Kings of Kilburn High Road is considered unsuitable for children.
So, do get along and support the cast and production team. It will be a a great night of entertainment.
We wish them well with their production and run.