Due to the sudden death of Mary Power, the theatre will remain closed until 19th October.

 Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

                                                

                                                                       

 

 

 
Tom Crean- Antartic Explorer with Aidan Dooley
22nd October - Booking now!
Small Roads Drama Festival- 26th September - 14th October
Tickets on Sale now!
Halloween Howl Event
Performed by Theatre Games Ireland

Some of our upcoming programme highlights...

Upcoming Drama Productions

Drama 'Dead Man's Bells' performed by The Penny Gaff Players - Killarney

Saturday 19th October 8pm
Tickets €10

Dead Man's Bells by Meabh de Brun.

 “Three sisters. One brother. A farm that’s up for grabs. A dark comedy communally woven by unreliable narrators, Dead Man’s Bells explores the shared chorus of siblinghood and the weight of unspoken family secrets”.

The Penny Gaff Players are a drama group of experienced actors. The group was formed in 2019 when several members returned to the Killarney area and decided to explore both taking part in the One Act Circuit and producing plays locally.

Méabh de Brún is an Arcade Award nominated playwright and a Francis McManus Award finalist. She has been a featured writer on RTÉ’s Arena with Seán Rocks, and has been published in The Stinging Fly, Imbas Books and Mysterion Magazine. Méabh is a graduate of The Gaiety School of Acting’s Performance Theatre Company and likes a dry red, if anyone’s asking.

 

Drama 'Tom Crean- Antartic Explorer' with Aidan Dooley

 

Tuesday 22nd October 8pm
Tickets: €22/€20

Tom Crean - Antartic Explorer. Written and performed by Tom Dooley

Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive three famous expeditions: Discovery, (1901 – 1904); Terra Nova (1910 – 1913); and Endurance (1914 – 1916).

Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of Antarctic, his 36 mile, solitary trek to base camp during the Terra Nova expedition to rescue his comrades Teddy Evans and William Lashly has been described by Antarctic historians as “the finest feat of individual heroism from the entire age of exploration”.

About Tom Crean, The Man

Born 1877 in Kerry, Ireland. Joined the Royal Navy at 15 years of age. Served on “Discovery” from 1901 – 1904 and “Terra Nova” 1910 – 1913 under Captain Robert Scott and from 1914 – 1916 served on “Endurance” under Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Survived for months trapped on the ice floes after the ship was crushed and journeyed with Shackleton and four others in a 21-foot lifeboat, across the South Atlantic (800 miles). They scaled the uncharted glaciers of South Georgia to reach help for their stricken colleagues left behind. Received the “Albert Medal” for bravery.

Returned to UK in 1916 to serve out the remaining time of WW1 and was medically discharged in 1919. He married a local Irish girl from Annascaul called Nell, and returned home to Ireland. They brought up two daughters Mary and Eileen. Sadly their middle daughter Kate died aged 4 in 1924. He remained in Annascaul, where he ran a public house with Nelle, until his death in 1938 of a burst appendix, aged 61.

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Drama - Carnegie Players- 'Freedom of the City' by Brian Friel.

Perfromance Dates November 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th
Tickets: €15- on sale shortly

Freedom of the City by Brian Friel and directed by Terry O Doherty.


Set in Derry in 1970, in the aftermath of a Civil Rights meeting, the play conjures the events of Bloody Sunday two years later. Three unarmed marchers find themselves in the mayor's parlour in the Guildhall. Reports and rumours exaggerate their 'occupation' and they are shot by British soldiers as they leave. The play documents the victims' final hours and a subsequent tribunal of the inquiry into their deaths.

 

Drama - 'The Storytellers' - Theatre Games Ireland

 

Saturday 2nd November 3pm and 5pm
Tickets: €8 Booking Advised.

'The Storytellers' performed by children from Theatre Games Ireland

Kenmare Performing Arts brings you, “The Storytellers”. Travel around the world and explore forgotten myths and unusual legends in eight fast-paced and hilarious tales! Guided by a band of players, the audience is transported from the ancient Far East, where a hero must kill a giant centipede to save a dragon king, to the Russian countryside, where a poor orphan must defeat three witches who stole his grandfather's eyes.

Always quirky, and sometimes bizarre, these eight tales are filled with magic, mystery, and morals.

Starring the children of Theatre Games Ireland and Directed by April Ferron. 

 

Drama - 'Lady Windemere's Fan' by the Carnegie Players.(Last of four shows)

 

Monday 26th November - 8pm
Tickets: €15/€12

'Lady Windermere's Fan'

Lady Windermere, discovers that her husband may be having an affair with another woman. She confronts her husband but he instead invites the other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to his wife's birthday party. Angered by her husband's unfaithfulness, Lady Windermere leaves her husband for another lover. After discovering what has transpired, Mrs Erlynne follows Lady Windermere and attempts to persuade her to return to her husband and in the course of this, Mrs Erlynne is discovered in a compromising position. It is then revealed Mrs Erlynne is Lady Windermere's mother, who abandoned her family twenty years before. Mrs Erlynne sacrifices herself and her reputation to save her daughter's marriage..

 

Drama - Windemere's Fan' by the Carnegie Players. (Third of four shows)

 

Sunday 25th November 8pm
Tickets: €15/€12

'Lady Windermere's Fan'

Lady Windermere, discovers that her husband may be having an affair with another woman. She confronts her husband but he instead invites the other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to his wife's birthday party. Angered by her husband's unfaithfulness, Lady Windermere leaves her husband for another lover. After discovering what has transpired, Mrs Erlynne follows Lady Windermere and attempts to persuade her to return to her husband and in the course of this, Mrs Erlynne is discovered in a compromising position. It is then revealed Mrs Erlynne is Lady Windermere's mother, who abandoned her family twenty years before. Mrs Erlynne sacrifices herself and her reputation to save her daughter's marriage.

 

Drama - 'Lady Windemere's Fan' by the Carnegie Players. (Second of four shows)

 

Saturday 24th November 8pm
Tickets: €15/€12

'Lady Windermere's Fan'

Lady Windermere, discovers that her husband may be having an affair with another woman. She confronts her husband but he instead invites the other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to his wife's birthday party. Angered by her husband's unfaithfulness, Lady Windermere leaves her husband for another lover. After discovering what has transpired, Mrs Erlynne follows Lady Windermere and attempts to persuade her to return to her husband and in the course of this, Mrs Erlynne is discovered in a compromising position. It is then revealed Mrs Erlynne is Lady Windermere's mother, who abandoned her family twenty years before. Mrs Erlynne sacrifices herself and her reputation to save her daughter's marriage.

 

Drama - 'Lady Windemere's Fan' by the Carnegie Players. (First of four shows)

 

Friday 23rd November 8pm
Tickets: €15/€12

'Lady Windermere's Fan'

Lady Windermere, discovers that her husband may be having an affair with another woman. She confronts her husband but he instead invites the other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to his wife's birthday party. Angered by her husband's unfaithfulness, Lady Windermere leaves her husband for another lover. After discovering what has transpired, Mrs Erlynne follows Lady Windermere and attempts to persuade her to return to her husband and in the course of this, Mrs Erlynne is discovered in a compromising position. It is then revealed Mrs Erlynne is Lady Windermere's mother, who abandoned her family twenty years before. Mrs Erlynne sacrifices herself and her reputation to save her daughter's marriage.

 

 

 

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