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.
The Cripple of Inishmaan is a hilarious dark comedy by Martin McDonagh. Set on the island of Inishmaan, there's not much to entertain young Billy, known to all as Cripple Billy. When a Hollywood crew arrives on the neighbouring island, Billy sees a chance to escape. Performed by local group, The Wayside Players, this is sure to bring plenty of laughs.