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High quality drama


Those keen on live theatre should consider a visit to Maleny this month. The highly-acclaimed play Dancing at Lughnasa will be performed over two weekends.


Brian Friel’s drama set in County Donegal in the 1930s won the 1997 Tony award.

According to the New York Times ‘this play does exactly what theatre was born to do’. It is a moving story of five sisters displaying humour and courage as they cope with multiple pressures - psychological, social and economic.


Maleny is becoming one of the most energetic sites for live theatre in the region with innovative productions, adult acting classes and a forthcoming writer’s workshop.

The talented cast assembled for Dancing at Lughnasa (which includes two actors who hail from Cork) will ensure a quality production. So book a date at the Maleny Playhouse, June 16-18 and 23-25. The Sundays are matinees.


Come early on the Fridays for ‘Irish Night’ from 6pm and enjoy a bowl of Irish stew, Guiness and live music. Bookings: malenyplayers.org or trybooking.com/CIGOR.


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