Fri 3rd March 2017

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Performed by Backburners Drama Group (Confined)

Sat 4th March 2017

Shadow of a Gunman by Sean O'Casey

Performed by Kilmuckridge Drama Group (Open)

Sun 5th March 2017

Eclipsed by Patricia Burke-Brogan

Performed by Pomeroy Players (Confined)

Wed 8th March 2017

Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill

Performed by Letterkenny Music and Drama Group (Open)

Thurs 9th March 2017

Heroes by Gerald Sibleyras (Translated by Tom Stoppard)

Performed by Theatre 3 Newtownabbey (Open)

Fri 10th March 2017

Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel

Performed by Butt Drama Circle (Open)

Sat 11th March 2017

The Loves of Cass McGuire by Brian Friel

Presented by Coolgreany Drama Group (Confined)



3rd - 11th March 2017

Aodh McCay MA, ADA


Aodh is a freelance professional director and has been involved in the amateur drama circuit for over thirty years. He has received numerous awards for directing and acting in festivals throughout Ireland qualifying into and appearing in many All Ireland Finals. He has directed over sixty productions and played leading roles in performances including: ‘Why Not Stay For Breakfast?’, ‘Run For Your Wife’, ‘Twelve Angry Men’, ‘Caught in the Net ‘, ‘Bookworms’, ‘Stella By Starlight’, ‘The Last Apache Reunion’, ‘Philadelphia, Here I Come’, ‘I Do Not Like Thee, Dr Fell’, ‘A Crucial Week in the Life of a Grocer’s Assistant’, ‘The Passing Day’, and ‘Bedroom Farce’. Aodh has also professionally directed stage musicals including: ‘Grease’, ‘All Shook Up’, ‘Annie the Musical’, ‘West Side Story’, ‘Back to the Eighties’, ‘Oliver’; ‘Blood Brothers’, ‘Jungle Book’, ‘Sean agus an Gas Ponaire’, ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Bugsy Malone’, ‘Calamity Jane’, ‘Wizard of Oz’, and the opera, “Carmen”. He has written and directed over twenty different pantomime productions that received acclaim for their originality and comedy and also tutors workshops in acting and directing for adults and young adults. Aodh is presently working on a commission from BBC writing animation screenplays. Aodh’s qualications include MA in Education/Drama and he is an experienced teacher and senior examiner. Since becoming a member of the Association of Drama Adjudicators in Ireland, Aodh has adjudicated Strabane Drama Festival, Newtownabbey One act Drama Festival; Castlereagh, Belfast Drama Festival and Ballymahon Drama Festival and will adjudicate North West Youth Drama Festival in May this year. He is delighted to be adjudicating the prestigious City of Derry Drama Festival having had the pleasure of participating on and off stage in many previous City of Derry festivals.