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Blackwater Valley Fit-up Festival, 2016


Tue 16th – Sat 20th February – 8pm

Under Milk Wood

Blood in the Alley presents:

Under Milk Wood

Writer: Dylan Thomas
Director: Geoff Gould
Performers: Rowan Finken, Denis Foley & Martin Lucey
Lighting designer: Elizabeth Powell
Music & Sound Designer: Rob Moloney
Stage Manager: Bronagh Doherty
Set Designer: Dearbhla MacManus
Costume Designer: Liz Flatman

Under Milk Wood is Dylan Thomas’ unique vision of human experience hammered out of the small Welsh seaside town of Llareggub (Llareggub is”bugger all” spelled backwards). Beautiful, surreal, darkly comic and bawdy it is replete with characters who are romantic, earthy, mad, parochial, wildly comic and easily recognisable to all. The show opens with an omniscient narrator inviting the audience to listen to the dreams and innermost thoughts of the inhabitants. They include Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard, relentlessly nagging her two dead husbands; Captain Cat, reliving his seafaring times; the two Mrs. Dai Breads; Organ Morgan, obsessed with his music; and Polly Garter, pining for her dead lover. Later, the town awakens and, aware now of how their feelings affect whatever they do, we watch them go about their daily business.

In this exciting new production from Blood in the Alley, Geoff Gould directs an all male ensemble presenting a fast-paced, minimalist, comic interpretation of the myriad of colourful characters that inhabit the village. This experienced company promise eighty minutes of the surreal and the magic.

Running Time: 80 minutes – no interval

Dates & Venues:

Tuesday 16th February, 2016 – 8:00pm
Community Centre, Castlelyons

Wednesday 17th February, 2016 – 8:00pm
KGK Community Hall, Knockanore

Thursday 18th February, 2016 – 8:00pm
Community Hall, Ballyduff

Friday 19th February, 2016 – 8:00pm
Palace Theatre, Fermoy

Saturday 20th February, 2016 – 8:00pm
The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal

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Rowan FinkenRowan Finken: Rowan recently graduated from ‘The Programme’ at Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting. Originally from West Cork, this is his third production with Blood in the Alley. He is delighted to be part of the inaugural Blackwater Valley Fit-up Theatre Festival.

Denis FoleyDenis Foley: Denis trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin. The Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Festival is marking his fifth production with Blood In The Alley. Originally from Charleville in County Cork, he has performed extensively in theatre productions throughout Ireland the UK and Europe and in many film and television productions.

Martin LuceyMartin Lucey: Martin is delighted to be working with Blood in the Alley Theatre Co. for the sixth time. Having trained at The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London he has worked on stage and all over Ireland, England and Europe. He has also worked extensively on film and TV.

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