Kinsale College Theatre Course presents a festival of four plays in two venues in late April and early May

Posted on: 3rd April, 2018

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

Kinsale College Drama students go on tour this year whilst their beautiful Amphitheatre is being renovated. News of this exciting development will appear in future issues of West Cork People.

The full-time course prepares students for work in the theatre Industry, equipping them with an extensive range of performance and production skills together with experience of creating original work.

The annual performance season begins in the Granary Theatre Cork where the second year students present three new one act plays. Devised and scripted over two terms, with course tutor and resident playwright Ian Wild, these plays, created by a specially-designed variation of the character-driven plot, delight, entertain and amaze with their vitality and narrative ingenuity.

Period Drama

Spanish gynaecologist Anna, turns up in late 19th Century Dublin, to try out an invention to revolutionise the lives of the corseted middle classes. The Vagina Monologues meet Father Ted in this hilarious tale of Victorian attitudes to menstruation and the female orgasm. An outrageous comedy that is tragically based on factual reality.


A distinguished entomologist is surprised by the return of his estranged son, Henri, a world- famous fashion designer. In an act of contrition, Henri offers to ditch the world of haute couture for an expedition up the Amazon to locate and catch a fabled soul-devouring moth on a remote Peruvian plateau. What could go wrong? An ecological family-saga that is drawn towards beautiful tragedy, like a moth to a flame

Girl Racer

A Formula One Car rolls up outside a ramshackle garage in Little Pooton, having run out of petrol. The garage man Bert, comes face-to-face with the world’s only woman F1 racing driver, who asks to use his phone. What has happened at Silverstone?

The macho world of motor racing has no time for the tragi-comic love quadrangle that unfolds. Or perhaps it does.

The Canterville Ghost

The Drama Course returns to Kinsale the following week, taking up residence in Macdonald Kinsale Hotel where the first year students present The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde, adapted for the Stage by Ian Wild and directed by Course CoOrdinator, Belinda Wild

Against all advice to the contrary, an American minister purchases a haunted English mansion declaring he and his family don’t believe in ghosts. Sir Simon de Canterville the resident 16th century spook, is forced to use all the tricks in his theatrical repertoire in an ever more desperate attempt to scare the American doubters.

Together with an array of ghostly apparitions, clanking chains, creaking floorboards, blood stains and ancient prophecies, the story features terrible twins, a charming young woman, her besotted suitor and an ancient retainer.

The Canterville Ghost is a humorous and cheeky inversion of a classic gothic ghost story.

Staying true to Oscar Wilde’s gently anarchic and imaginative fable and brought to life with music, song and physical theatre, this production promises a haunting theatrical experience!

For details about the Drama Course email:


Venues, times and Dates:

Granary Theatre:
April 24 – 28.

Box office: 021 4904272

3 Devised plays.

Period Drama:  Tues 24: 8pm

Motheaten:      Weds 25: 8pm

Motheaten:      Thurs 26: 8pm

Period Drama:     Fri 27: 8pm

Girl Racer:      Fri 27: 9.30pm

Girl Racer:          Sat 28: 8pm

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel: May 2- 6.

Box office: 085 745 8554

The Canterville Ghost
by Oscar Wilde

Weds 2: 8pm

Thurs 3: 8pm

Fri 4: 12.30pm

Sat 5: 8pm.

Sun 6: 2.30pm.

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13th April, 2018  ·  

An evening on the 'Balance of Feeling Good' by Clonakilty Gaa Club Health and Wellbeing Committee followed by Guest Speaker, Cork GAA Chairperson, Tracey Kennedy.

Paddy Duggan, former Principal of Clonakilty Community College, will be MC on the night, facilitating a discussion on getting the balance of feeling good.
Contributors on the night are Colm Sheehy, Conor Murray, David Lowney, Denis Murphy, Eoghan Deasy, Sean McEvoy, Thomas Clancy and Treasa O'Brien.
Topics covered will range from awareness and responsibility to yourself and others to the benefits of exercise and nutrition.
The evening is suitable for everyone aged 16 and over from players, members of the community, parents of young and adolescent children, etc.

This is a public event, free of charge and everyone is invited and very welcome to attend.
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12th April, 2018  ·  

The Cast of Harold Pinter’s ‘No Man’s Land’ are on their way to the All-Ireland finals, having won 26 awards, including five best of Festivals, at the Amateur Drama League of Ireland annual three act festivals. The play ‘No Man’s Land, by Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize Winning Author is directed by Jennifer Williams.

One last opportunity to view this multi award winning play at Skibbereen Town Hall, on Saturday 14th of April, before the finals.

Having met by chance in a pub, two aging writers continue a long night of drinking and reminiscing in a stately London home. As the night wears on, their conversation wanders through memories long forgotten or invented. Is their encounter real or a delusion? Are they strangers or do they share a past history? When unexpected guests intrude upon an increasingly surreal evening, the atmosphere quickly changes from friendly to threatening, and the encounter becomes a game of survival.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by emailing

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