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The Sound Of Music 2018 – 2019

Coming Soon ……………………….

To St Brigid’s Hall Tubbercurry

2015-2016 Season “The Sunshine Boys,”

A comedy in two acts will be The Phoenix Next production for 2015 -2016 three act festivals Directed by Ursla Morahan Brennan

2014-2015 Season” Play On”






“Play On”  


Cast of Characters                                     Played by

Aggie Manaville  (a stage manager and prompter )                                              Mary T Mannion

Geraldine” Gerry” Dunbar (the director)                                                                Nanette McDonagh

Henry Benish (a character actor)                                                                            Eamon Gallagher

Polly Benish (a character actress)                                                                          Noelle Mekekitarian

Marla “Smitty ” Smith (a supporting actress)                                                     Tracy Geraghty

Saul Watson  (supporting actor)                                                                            Michael Coleman

Billy Carewe(asupporting actor)                                                                           Kieran Brennan

Voilet Imbry (a supporting actress)                                                                      Grainne Brennan

Louise Peary (a sound and lighting technician)                                                 Coroline McGown

Phyllis Montague (a novice playwright)                                                              Catriona Coleman

Backstage Crew

Stage Manager:                                                            Jimmy Coleman

Costumes:                                                                     Ursula Brennan / Mary Walsh

Set Design & Construction                                         John James Maye /  Peter Molloy / Peter Davey

Set Décor                                                                       Jimmy Coleman

Set Props                                                                       Anita Feely / Ann Marie O Neill

Sound                                                                            David Brennan / Conan Marren / Derek Foy

Lighting                                                                        Peter Davey / Benny Henery / Sean Johnston /Alan Dunne


Director;  Tom Walsh

Time;                                                                            The Present

Locale :                                                                        The Stage of a Community Theatre.


Act one

A  rehersal of Phyllis “Murder Most Foul ”

Act Two

The Dress Rehersal of the Play

Act Three

Opening Night of the Play

The Play Within The Play

“Mourder Most Foul”

  A Murder Mystery by Phyllis Montague

Lord Dudley                                     Played by;          Henery Benish

Lady Margaret                                 Played by;          Polly Benish

Doris the Maid                                Played by            Saul Watson

Doctor Rex Forbes                          Played by           Billy Carewe

Dianna Lassiter                               Played by           Voilet Imbry

Backstage Crew

Stage Manager / Prompter / Props / Gofar                                            Aggie Manville

Lighting / Sound / Set Design / Set Construction/

Curtain Puller / Coffee Maker                                                                  Louise Peary

Director ; Geraldine  “Gerry Dunbar”

Patrons please note as well as taking some time to study the location of the fire exits.

You should also take some time to study this programme.


A theatre group try desperately to put on a play amid all kinds of maddening interference from its

author who keeps revising the scrpt. Opening night anything that can go wrong does , with some

hilarious results.

About the Group

The Phoenix Players was first formed in  1945   and a part from a few lapses have been active

participants on the festival circuit ever since. The group pride themselves in drawing their cast and

crew from  Tubbercurry and it’s hinderland. After 70 years in existence the group are proud to be

still ” playing on”



This play will be performed in St Brigids hall on  thu 19th  fri 20th  Feburary @8pm


This performance will appear in the following 3 Act Festivals

Claremorris , Ballinamore , Roscommon,

Kiltyclougher , Ballyshannon, and Cavan . And Qualified for the All Ireland in Kilmuckeridge ,


CLAIRMORRIS    Best Supporting Actress – Grainne Brennan

Best Sound – David Brennan, Conan Marren , Eoin Gallagher.

ROSCOMMON     Adjudicator’s  Award – Jimmy Coleman & Backstage Team .



Best Supporting Actor – Kieran Brennan.

Best Supporting Actress – Mary Mannion.

Most promising Actor  – Tacey Geraghty.


KILTYCLOUGHER    Best Supporting Actress – Noelle Mekitarian.

Most Promising Actor  – Tracey Geraghty.


BALLYSHANNON        Won Confined Section

Best Actor  – Eamon Gallagher .


CAVAN                            Won Confined Section .

Best Actress Noelle Mekitarian.

Best Actor – Kieran Brennan.





Jimmy Coleman,

Derek Foye,

John James Maye,

Peter Molloy,

An enjoyable year was had by all,



1 Act Play ” The Hit Man “


Character                          Played by

Alice Ponder                         Mary Walsh

Gloria                                    Grainne Brennan

George                                  Pat Feely

Mr Romero                          Kieran Brennan

Directed by                           Ursula Morahan

Crew                                     Caroline McGown & David Brennan

Set Design                                 John Langton  John James Maye

Lights & Sound                       Caitrona Coleman

2013- 2014 Season “The Wood of the Whispering “

   2013 –  2014 Season The Wood of the Whispering” By M J MOLLOY

Sanbatch Daly                Maurice Kehoe

Con Kinsella                  Kieran Brennan

Mark Tristnan                Roger McCarrick

Hotan Flynn                   Tom Walsh

Kitty Wallace                Margaret Kilcoyne / Katie Gilmartin

Sadie Tubridy                Eileen Davey

Stephen Lanigan             Mark Dunne

Jimmy King                   Pat Feely

Paddy King                    Eamonn Gallagher


Lighting                                                      Caitriona Coleman assisted by Paul Brennan Dermot Molloy

Set Design                                                    Peter Davey

Set Construction                                         J J Maye  Jimmy Coleman  Peter Molloy

Stage Manager                                           Graine Brennan

Sound                                                           Eamon Gallagher & Eoin Gallagher

Costume Design                                            Eileen Davey  Ursula Morahan

Make up                                                           Joan Gallagher

Music                                                                Declan Folan

Director / Producer                                       Peter Davey

Stage crew                                      Conan Brennan  Eoin Coleman David Brennan

This play competed on the amatur drama circuit and qualified for the All-Ireland confined drama finals in   Claremorris   Co  Mayo

2013 1 Act Play ANASTASIS

2013 1 ACT         ANASTASIA


Directed by   Ursula Morahan

Character                                       Played by

Dowager Empress                        Mary Walsh

Anastasia                                        Grainne Brennan

Narrator                                         Conan Brennan

Crew    JJ Maye    Caroline McGowan ,   Paul  Brennan ,

Lighting  Caitriona Coleman  Eamon O Gallagher,

3 Act Play for 2012-13 season “Poor Beast In The Rain”

“Poor Beast In The Rain

Directed by Mary Barry Leonard


Tuesday 19th February 8pm:  Art Deco Theatre Ballymote

Friday 22nd February 8pm: Kiltimagh

Sunday 24th February 8pm: St Brigids Hall Tubbercurry

Festival performances:

Friday 1st March: Western Drama Festival, Tubbercurry

Sunday 3rd March: Roscommon Drama Festival, Roscommon

Monday 4th March: Enniskillen Drama Festival, Enniskillen

Wednesday 6th March: Ballinamore Drama Festival, Ballinamore

Saturday 9th March: Derry Drama Festival, Derry

Thursday 14th March: Ballyshannon Drama Festival, Ballyshannon

Tuesday 19th March: Glenamaddy Drama Festival, Glenamaddy

Thursday 21st March: Cavan Drama Festival, Cavan


Pantomime 2012 Production Little Red Riding Hood

                                        Little Red Riding Hood

A  Pantomime by  Tina and Robert Burbridge

Produced  &  directed  by :  Mark Dunne

Musical Director  :  Nicola Wingrove


To be staged in St Brigids Hall  7 th, – 9th, 13th – 16th December 2012

Set By Dermot Molloy in association with St Attractas Secondary School Transition Year students.



Red Riding Hood                                                   Sharon Gildea

Dame RobynHood (Her widowed mother)                Tom Mekitarian

Wolf                                                                     Gerry Maye

Fairy                                                                    Rosin Mekitarian

Granny                                                                 Noelle Mekitarian

Jack                                                                      Kieran Brennan

Jill                                                                        Sharon Johnston

Laurence (First little pig)                                        Caroline McGown

Llewlyn (Second little pig)                                      Regina Hannon

Bowen (Third little pig)                                          Christopher Kilcoyne

Woodcutter                                                           Michael Coleman

Billy (His son)                                                       Ann Marie O Neill.

Set  Jimmy Coleman  Peter Davey Paul Bremman


Welcome to Phoenix Players web page

  About us

The Phoenix Players Drama Group has entertained and enthralled theatre enthusiasts in the Western region since it’s inception in Tubbercurry in the year 1945. The group has been instrumental in the development and encouragement of amateur drama locally, and has brought many people from different backgrounds together in the pursuit of quality theatrical performance.

Not long after it’s initiation, the group became an accomplished and eminent force in the Irish amateur theatre movement thanks to it’s consistent participation and success in drama festivals within Connacht and sometimes beyond.

Throughout the years, the Phoenix Players Drama Group has engaged the attention, imagination, heart and spirit of audiences in ways that few amateur theatre groups have managed.

Like all groups, there have been quiet periods… but as the name would suggest, you can be sure this group will always rise from the ashes.