South Wicklow Drama Festival

Ballycogley Players - 'The Night Alive' by Conor McPherson


                                                                                                   Director: Breda Hayes


Maurice – Con Doyle

Tommy – Chris Maddock

Aimee – Trish Boyce

Doc – Sean Carthy

Kenneth – Colm Doyle


Director: Breda Hayes


Lighting: Nick Hayes

Sound: Laura Hayes

Stage Manager: Paddy McGuire

Costumes/ Make up: Mary Doyle, Deirdre Bonass

Set Design/ Construction: Paddy McGuire, Con Doyle, Terence O’Byrne, Eric Byrne, Enda Murphy, Shay Hannon

Presentation Crew: Deirdre Bonass, Mary Doyle, Catherine Walsh, Jack Allen, Brenda Murphy


About the Play

Set in Dublin, The Night Alive tells the story of Tommy, a middle aged separated family man, just about getting by, renting a rundown room in his Uncle Maurice’s house, keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm’s length. He’s rolling from one get rich quick scheme to another with his pal, Doc, who also stays in the bedsit from time to time. One night he comes to the aid of Aimee, who hasn’t had it easy herself, struggling through life the only way she knows how. Their past won’t let go easily, but together maybe they could make something more of their lives. With warmth, style and craft, this play mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely situations.


Setting – The present with seven scenes taking place over a few months.


About the group

Ballycogley Players have been in existence and performing on the drama festival circuit for over 40 years. In addition they perform one act comedies during the Wexford Opera Fringe Festival and sketches for fundraising committees in South Wexford. They won the Confined All Ireland in 2006 with ‘The Weir’. The group are delighted to welcome new members every year and continue the strong drama tradition in Co. Wexford. They are delighted to represent Wexford at the All Ireland Confined Drama Finals in Carnew. 

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