Went to see Dreamstuff Youth Theatre's production of JM Synge's The Playboy Of The Western World last night. It was a fantastic performance of a play that's not easy to pull off by any means.
This is the smallest Dreamstuff cast that's ever been in any of their plays and I have to say, it made it all the better. All the characters were played by very good performers with a great grasp of the text and they all had plenty of room to shine. Mike Kelly, the director, made a great choice by playing up the black comedy in the text which is something that professional companies can scarcely manage at times (Druid not withstanding of course). Peter O'Connor and Aoibhin Murphy were brilliant in the iconic roles of Christy Mahon and Pegeen Mike and I'm sure they're only going to get better as the run continues.
Dreamstuff Youth Theatre's production of JM Synge's The Playboy Of The Western World plays until Saturday May 2nd in The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny. Tickets can be booked at 056 - 7761674.