Dreamland - 57th Wexford Drama Festival Ballycogley Players

11 March 2020

Wexford Drama Festival celebrates its 57th year of amateur drama and this year will be held in the Jerome Hynes Theatre in the National Opera House for the first time. As one of the longest running festivals in the country, we have entertained Wexford audiences for 5 decades and are delighted to be moving to our new home in the National Opera House.

Bringing the best of amateur drama from around the county we have 8 nights of entertainment, drama and comedy on offer. From classics such as Juno and the Paycock to two plays making their debut on the amateur circuit, there's certain to be something to suit every taste throughout the festival.

On Wednesday 11th of March, the Ballycogley Players return to the circuit after a short break. Another Jim Nolan play but new to the circuit Dreamland is set in the fictional coastal town of Seafield. It is June 1934 and conditions are oppressive as a 70-tonne whale, washed up on the strand, stinks, rots and bakes in a heat wave. Johnny Kinanne, an Irish man referred to by some as “the Yank” because of his thirty years in New York, has bought the salvage rights to the whale whose skeleton he intends to display as the first of many attractions in his planned theme park, the eponymous Dreamland.