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.
Kilrush Drama Group present The Salvage Shop by Jim Nolan. This drama about the fraught relationship of Sylvie and his son Eddie has forgiveness and redemption at its core. Sylvie is dying of cancer but still raging against the local brass band committee and still holding a grudge against Eddie, who left the band at a crucial time for its success. Eddie, meantime, strives to nurse his father and keep the family salvage business going. Struggling with regret and guilt he comes up with a scheme involving Sylvie’s idol, Pavarotti. This heart-warming play is permeated by snatches of powerful operatic tunes and arias that give the work a mythic quality.