Kilrush Drama Group’s 2014 Festival of The Cavalcaders by Billy Roche came 3rd in the All Ireland Drama Finals in Claremorris. Ellie Condren won the Best Supporting Actress Award and Kevin McEvoy won the Best Lighting Award.
|Stage Manager||Ger Byrne|
|Musical Director||Lar Duffy|
|Stage Crew||Tommy Kavanagh, Roy Douglas & Stephen Ellis|
|Props||Kieran Tyrrell & Mary Doran|
|Lights||Kevin McEvoy & Raymond Brennan|
|Sound||Paddy & Tom Byrne, Dougie Doyle|
|Make up||Lorna Doran & Marion O’Toole|
|Set Design||Lar Duffy & Mick Byrne|
|Set Construction||Lar Duffy & Ger Byrne|
Setting: Small town Ireland.
Brief History of the Group: Kilrush Drama Group was founded in 1964 and are celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2014. We have performed 66 plays in the last 50 years, first appearing in an All Ireland in 1972. In 2003 we started to present an annual Autumn production in our local hall in Ballyroebuck. The Group established the South Wicklow Drama Festival in 2005. We performed Our Town by Thornton Wilder in the 2013 Confined All Ireland Final.
Synposis of the Play: The Cavalcaders explores the lives and loves of four barbershop singers and shoe repairmen from small-town Ireland. They spend their days mending shoes and their nights as singers of local legend. Their musical harmonies, however, are not reflected in their private lives.