Skibbereen Theatre Society’s 2014 festival circuit production is ‘No Romance’ by Nancy Harris.
The author has strong West Cork connections – her father, journalist and columnist Eoghan Harris, spends much of his time in Baltimore.
‘No Romance’ is a sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreakingly-sad play. It tells three separate stories of people struggling with relationships, each hampered by their own problems.
Two former classmates Gail (Isabelle Nealon) and Laura (Mary O’Driscoll) meet many years later, each carrying her own secret.
A married couple, Carmel and Joe (Carmel and Fachtna O’Driscoll) cut loose on one another on the occasion of his mother’s funeral.
Peg (Catherine Field) relives an eventful life as her son Michael (James MacEoin) and grandson Johnny (Sean McCarthy) arrive to her West Cork cottage to take her to a nursing home in Dublin.
Nancy Harris skilfully draws together the threads in these stories in this captivating play. It contains strong language and some adult themes and so is not suitable for children.
2014 PERFORMANCE DATES
(all nightly at 8pm unless otherwise stated):
Thursday February 20th, Skibbereen Town Hall
Saturday, February 22nd, Skibbereen Town Hall
Saturday, March 1st, Skibbereen Town Hall
Wednesday, March 5th, Skibbereen Town Hall
Friday, March 7th, West Cork Drama Festival, Rossmore
Sunday, March 9th, Kerry Drama Festival, Castleisland
Wednesday, March 12th, West Waterford Drama Festival, Ballyduff
Friday, March 14th, Claregalway Drama Festival, Co Galway
Saturday, March 15th, North Cork Drama Festival, Charleville
Saturday, March 22nd, Clare Drama Festival, Scariff
BEHIND THE SCENES
Directors: Fachtna O’Driscoll and Catherine Field
Stage manager: Tonette Downing
Lighting design: John Hegarty
Sound engineering: Donagh Long
Set construction: Barty Connolly, Fachtna Hamilton, Charlie Keohane, David Keohane, Gearoid MacEoin, Gearoid McCarthy and Con Minihane.